Who so ever rules the kingdom, determines the experience within the realm. The real question is who sits upon the throne? Is the mortal or immortal aspect of your Being sovereign? Is it fear or love that commands?
The drama of human life unfolds, the good and ill of the world takes place under indifferent skies. We guard against pain and suffering by planning and plotting to make our lot somehow better, more certain, less vulnerable then the next. As if security and permanence can be assured by futile attempts to out strategize nature. This is the height of arrogance, and ignorance. Pain and suffering are as inevitable in life as is joy and happiness. Some believe that these experiences occur randomly and can only be feared or hoped for. What a desperate bondage, a wasteful imprisonment. You were meant to be free, so free yourself.
Let there be no fear, nor hope in your heart, only courage. The courage to live in the here and now. To surrender what you think you know, to what you don’t. The unknown is ever present, ever waiting to reveal it’s ripe and tender fruit. How sweet to let go, to be exactly where you are, perfect and whole.
Do not plead, or desire things to be other then they are, there is no need to struggle against reality. The great irony is that accepting “what is”, is the key to transformation. Only in seeing things as they are, are we afforded the ability to create change, thus is the power of truth. Deception and denial, the amnesia of humankind are absent in the awakened being, as is a preference or attachment to one experience over another. Delight in what is happening, it’s all that is.
To be at peace with with what is arising is the great liberation. At the root of it all, is to know that death is an illusion, that it is no more the end, then the beginning the beginning. The greatest gift is to die ceaselessly in this life, to feel the scraping clean of the slate by a swift and timely fate. For all things do conspire to give us this grace, to know in truth that there is nothing to fear. Fear not…
Written: July 9, 2013