"Faith, acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence."
It's comforting to choose a path that seems well-lit and predictable. But, once in a while, we seem to know with inexplicable confidence that it's time to take a risk.
Moving in faith takes a joyful heart and willingness to surrender perfectionism. Those leaps, both big and small, bring us to a new level of living, thinking and loving.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Can the deepest acceptance of life be found NOW? - that is the only question.
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This moment is already accepted as it is.
sensations, feelings, sounds, appearing now, have already been allowed in.
that's left is to gently, simply, effortlessly notice that these thoughts,
sensations, feelings, are already appearing.
They are already 'in'.
deepest level, what you are has already said YES to what's appearing, otherwise
this moment wouldn't be appearing as it is.
The deepest acceptance is already
here and it's not 'personal'.
The discovery of deep
acceptance - this is life's constant invitation, whether you see yourself as a
seeker, a teacher, awakened or unawakened; whether you still believe in
separation or do not, whether you believe you are someone or no-one. It goes
beyond all belief.
The only question is,
are you suffering in this moment?
If so, it's a clear invitation to deeply
accept what is not presently being accepted. In other words, stop trying to
accept, and notice what is already accepted in this moment.
Acknowledge what is
already here. And notice that what is already here, is already allowed to be
here. Even your apparent deficiency is
totally embraced by life.
Even your failings are loved beyond words.
can be that simple.
This is the end of
war. The end of rejection of your own experience in pursuit of a second-hand
image of life.
The end of comparison.
Yes, who cares if you
'woke up' yesterday?
Who cares if you see yourself as a teacher, or you've
written a book or see yourself as 'beyond ego'?
Who cares if you found deep
acceptance this morning?
Who cares about your enlightenment story from last
Those are all memories in this moment, all stale images. The invitation
burns that entire up - and points you back HERE.
Each moment is an invitation to deeply accept present
experience, however uncomfortable it is. Otherwise, we reach out for a 'fix' -
cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, shopping, food, sex, whatever it is, to take away
the discomfort and pain of this moment.
The invitation is to sit with
discomfort, without expectation - and to find deep acceptance in the most
uncomfortable of places.