Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Only now

From the perspective of exhaustion and confusion, it is intelligent to seek relief from the uncertainty, and to replace the groundlessness with something more stable. Honor the call to safe passage and something to hold onto. You need not pathologize the movement to ground. It is an act of kindness to improve the display of your life and to care for yourself in the best ways you are able.

From the perspective of the beloved, however, groundlessness and enlightenment are one. There is nothing to hold onto, nothing to ‘heal,’ and nothing to transform. Each and every form which appears does so within the sacred heart of your embodied presence, unfolding as a portal into naked, alive wholeness.

There is no ‘improvement’ here, no ‘better moment,’ and no trance of unworthiness and incompleteness. There is no fantasy of some grace or some bliss or some love arriving in the future. For there is no future. And love is only now.

While the mind may spin trying to resolve these mysteries, see that these conundrums are holy – and have been placed inside you as the movement of creativity and wisdom. The relief and the rest you are longing for will never be found in the resolution of the mind, but in the commitment to staying embodied to the contradictions. You need no longer take sides or scramble to prevent your life from ‘falling apart’ – for you were never ‘together’ to begin with. What you are is beyond all that.

Though the activity of love is infinitely tender and holding, in its essence it is everything. It is devastating as it is the end of one world, while simultaneously glorious as it is the beginning of another.

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