Sunday, November 10, 2013

Even your neurosis is filled with intelligence



In the tantric tradition it is said that chaos is “extremely good news.” When you are willing to enter into your neurosis, your confusion, and your anxiety, you approach the threshold of the sacred world. No matter where you look, all you see is path. Nothing is out of place and every state of mind is shown to be valid and workable. Even your most disturbing emotions are revealed to be energies of the beloved, sent to evoke the infinite qualities of love buried within you. 

It is risky to let in the possibility that you are not broken, for if you do everything will change. You will be naked in this world and no longer be able to hide out from your unique natural perfection. You will no longer be able to assert your unlovability as you discover that what you are is love itself. You see so clearly that there is no “you” here and “love” over there; this old idea has been replaced by a raging sort of wildness. When you are no longer able to conclude that a mistake has been made, you will see that even your neurotic spinning is weaved of particles of luminosity, creativity, and intelligence.

Yes, it may seem like yet another ordinary Sunday morning – and that you are in an ordinary situation – but things are rarely what they seem here.