June 3, 2015

“We come here to this world, this plane, full of both the impulse to think and act and do, as well as a deep dissatisfaction with that and a longing for some true richness and deep purpose that none of those things ever give us. And so we come here with this inherent conflict, this intrinsic inner struggle, because both our push to do and think and become, as well as our need for some meaning these can never provide, are authentic in us, are real and true to our natures in their own way. And so we must look for that thing inside us that can mediate these forces, that can bridge the activity and the meaning, and that is why I say, go into your own depths, go into yourself where the mind does not reach, where the calm and the stillness are themselves the signs of the intelligence that lives there, and when you are there ask your questions: “Is this what my day should really be like?” “Is this what my time is for?” “Is this all the love I can possibly find here, and if not, where is there more?” Ask, “How can I be fulfilled here?” and “Where can I apply my courage so that the best my own life has to offer me becomes mine?” Ask this in your stillness and you cannot but be answered. Ask all your questions in earnest from this place of vulnerability, of surrender, of compassion for everything you do not yet know. Ask because you have decided that your mind’s answers are not good enough, and ask because this is the only way, truly and certainly, that you will love yourself with all your heart. We were made conflicted, struggling, at odds with ourselves in our very center, but we were also made with this vast well of answers, this deepest kind of true intelligence waiting for us to have the courage and the intention to tap it. Drink from the well that this most merciful universe allots every single person. We are here already furnished with our own salvation. Every one of us need only ask.”


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