Being alive is the meaning of life.
Truth is within ourselves. There is an inmost center in us all, where the truth abides in fullness; and to know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.
The simpler the life the more profound the lessons
~Zen to Zany
When we understand –
we are at the center of the circle,
and there we sit while Yes and No chase each other around the circumference.
When you are able to contain both the light and dark together, that is a very enlightening state. It means that you no longer have to choose one experience over another. You do not have to choose love OR hate, blame OR forgiveness, sadness OR joy, anger OR openheartedness. You are no longer polarized; no particular feeling boxes you in and keeps you from the light of true self. You then have access to the full range of human experiences you came into this life to embrace.
You didn’t come into this world.
You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.
You are not a stranger here.
Kiss your life.
Accept it, just as it is.
So that those moments of happiness
you’re waiting for don’t pass you by.
Hate is just fear worn inside out.
~Tom Brown Jr.
Don’t expect someone better, someone saner or more insightful or miraculously and infinitely wiser, to suddenly occupy your body no matter where you are.
~Oriah Mountain Dreamer
And so here I am, 11 o’clock at night,
thinking that I finally have
the answer that has been eluding
me all this time.
I do not have to thrash around in my life anymore unless
I actually really want to.
I do not need other people to come and help me.
I do not need a guru, a hypnotist, or a miracle worker.
I can, between me and God, find my center and get clear.
It can be done.