This is for anyone who is going through a crisis, big or small.
If there is loneliness visiting you here and now, do not turn away.
If there is fear, do not push it away or try to escape.
If there is frustration, anxiety, or just a quiet sense of hopelessness moving in you, do not reject these energies.
Sometimes life brings us to our knees so that we will FEEL everything we've been running away from all our lives.
And it fast-forwards into the future, imagining all kinds of future scenarios, many dark and scary. It takes you into regions way beyond your control. And both movements into past and future disconnect you from where you are NOW, which is all there is.
A little bird singing on the tree outside.
The buzz of the television over there.
A feeling of contraction in the chest, tenderness in the throat.
This is a call to radical, radical simplicity.
To admitting humility in the face of life.
Without the story of past and future, can you really know that your life has 'gone wrong'?
I won't judge you for it.
Perhaps the mind doesn't know.
Our disillusionment is part of waking up, not the end of waking up!
You are being forced to question everything - everything - including all those cherished spiritual teachings that once held so much value.
You are on a path of devastation now - it was exactly what it is.
love light and peace