Currently, I am working on embracing the point of view that we live in an abundant universe. Knowing that life, fulfillment, and abundance are in a constant flow and it’s just a matter of tapping into what’s available to everyone at all times, that’s a crucial piece of moving toward happiness. It’s not about what we deserve. Everyone has hard times, and there will always be periods in a person’s life when it is necessary to grieve. The wheel of fortune moves that way – such that everything is temporary. Relaxing with things as they are, and not thinking or obsessing about how things should be, that is the first step toward finding some sense of equanimity. This is the knowing that pulls us more naturally away from the actions and feelings that we sometimes don’t like about ourselves.

For example…
jealousy, envy and greed – knowing that what someone else is doing does not influence in the least what will be available to you, knowing that the more you receive does not have to come from taking it from someone else.

For example…
lacking confidence, low self-esteem, self-disdain – there is no reason to worry about not being worthy of this beauty that literally exists everywhere, whether it be in a tree, a child, a flower, a butterfly, a rainbow. Life offers so much splendor, and it is there for all of us, because we are all so very worthy.

For example…
unkindness, callousness, cruelty – we can always forgive ourselves for past transgressions, plan to change these kinds of actions in the future, and then trust ourselves completely to stick to that plan.

For example…
fear, selfishness, being caught up in ego…

Perhaps it’s time for all of us to befriend all of that ancient stuff that we’ve been carrying around like suitcases full of the heavy stones for so many lifetimes.
I, myself, have allowed these feelings to fill my life and keep me down for so long.
And I work with telling myself the same things every day:

It’s a matter of opening yourself to everything that’s available, revealing that soft spot inside yourself, unlocking your ability to love. The genuine heart of bodhichitta cannot be lost. It lives in all of us, like a diamond in a piece of stone. It remains there without blemishes and completely whole.

** This post is inspired by several writers, in case you’re interested in developing any of these ideas. Many thanks to Jerry & Esther Hicks, Pema Chodron, and Ezra Bayda

7/19/2012 05:13:14 pm

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7/20/2012 11:06:57 am

Sorry, I'm really not sure. I looked it up in Weebly's FAQ's, but don't see the question there...

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