June 18, 2005
If you have arrived here, you may have already been down many roads seeking a greater understanding of yourself or relief from physical or emotional pain. Another, more complex feeling of unrest often lies beneath the surface—feeling separated from our fundamental source. This feeling of unsettledness may be experienced as a yearning, but what is yearned for is often unclear. Essential nature, higher power, oneness, divine light are some words we use to express that which transcends our usual nature. For many, it is their perception of God.
We don’t need to look far to alleviate what unsettles us. God is in every Being; thus, every moment can bring us to Godliness if we are fully present because the moment wholly accepted is Truth, and Truth is the ultimate Reality. Our consciousness deepens when we stay put in the moment, no matter how painful the sensations.
Our vocabulary is often limited when conveying metaphysical matters that have not yet been experienced. The often-heard counsel “be in the “Now” may begin to sound vague or simplistic until “nowness” is directly experienced. It would be unfortunate if this led to disregarding the wisdom of those words. The unstirring of body and mind, except as a focusing instrument, can bring transcendence beyond our usual operating field. Ultimately, it is the conscious opening to the All.
However, even with a direct experience of awakening and the penetrating insights that may follow, we will not be automatically transformed in our daily lives if we don’t continue to welcome the moments that disturb us, just as we do those that delight. Usually, when something difficult or painful is on our doorstep, we just want the moment to go away. No matter how unendurable it may seem, staying put in precisely what is transpiring can bring understanding of the reason for that particular event and, through that understanding, peace. The ability to reason can reshape our Being, teach us how to navigate our inner and outer world.
If our intention is to become the investigator, the surveyor of the land of our Being, we can bring Knowledge to our confusion, Truth to untruths. The writings offered here touch on many aspects of our everyday lives presented through the vista of a larger worldview. The ability to place our uncertainties in a broader context invites correct information about our True Nature to reach us – what we are, why we are here, and our purpose. This understanding applied to our everyday affairs is essential to restoring us to a balanced state—to seeing rightly.
We often need many experiences to make the Now, Now Always. L.A