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. We may experience this feeling of unsettledness as a yearning, but what we yearn for is often unclear. Essential nature, higher power, oneness, and divine light are some words we use to express that which transcends our earthly 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 thing and every Being; thus, every moment can bring us to the NOW of Godliness if we are fully present because the moment wholly accepted is Truth, and Truth is the ultimate Reality. 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 continue to wish away the moments that disturb us. Our consciousness deepens when we stay put in the moment, no matter how painful the sensations. Those sensations are transitory. One way we can experience this is through Meditation, the unstirring of body and mind.
Usually, when something difficult or painful is on our doorstep, we just want the moment to go away. Staying put in precisely what is transpiring can reveal the ephemeral nature of sensations and also bring understanding of why particular lessons are on our doorstep. As we garner knowledge of our selves, we are no longer victims of our circumstances but the navigator of our inner and outer world. This is saying a lot! If our intention is to be the investigator, the surveyor of the land of our Being, we can bring Knowledge to our confusion, Truths to untruths because transformation comes through the resoluteness of our own being.
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