Unfolding Perfectly

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The treasure I seek is self-realization, but the great fear I have is letting go of the belief that I have to do something, that I have to prove my worth, or be somebody. It’s a paradox. The more I try to be who I am, the more I can’t be who I am.

Acceptance

What if we accepted that everything is unfolding perfectly? That it has always unfolded perfectly, and will always unfold perfectly. There’s a part of me that’s terrified to accept that–recoils at the thought–and yet it’s a deep understanding and key to the universe.

Meaning

Where does meaningfulness come from? I don’t know, but I know it’s something we can feel. Our own unique path will always feel meaningful to us.

Sincerely,

G.B.M.

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Being Truly Humble

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My definition of humility is being neither too high nor too low in your estimation of yourself. In fact, the need to compare yourself to others is irrelevant when you’re truly humble. Humility requires self-honesty and sincerity.

Arrogance

Feeling like you’re better than others (and needing to put others down) is arrogance, which is the opposite of humility. Likewise, playing the martyr or victim is also a kind of arrogance, and not humble. It’s only through vigorous self-honesty that the true heart of humility can shine forth.

Invisible

Being truly humble means being invisible, like the way nature is great without caring if anyone notices. It means living life for the greater good, which includes yourself and everyone else. It means withdrawing blame and taking on full responsibility for your choices.

Sincerely,

G.B.M.

Looking Like Spring

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Spring!

 

Watching the Morning Sun

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How many people before me have watched the sun come up every morning? I want to be like the steady sun; sometimes cloud covered, sometimes standing alone. Let all of the myriad thoughts and emotions fall in line as planets around an inner source of light.

Clarity

Being able to see clearly is a great advantage. If I were to sum up what it was all about these past couple of years, I’d say clarity. Mental sharpness and emotional clarity came from it.

Focus

The mind is like an infinitely sharp knife. If we were to use such a knife, we’d want to focus on what we were doing. That’s my approach to the way I use my thoughts.

Vision

Every day we get to check our map to see if we’re headed in the right direction. We’ll go on many adventures and face many challenges on this journey, but that’s the whole purpose. Life is an odyssey, and we’re on our way home.

Sincerely,

G.B.M.

Slowing Down and Appreciating

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Sometimes the best thing to do is to slow down and appreciate things.

Writing Right Now

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How many times have I looked outside for fulfillment, only to find that true fulfillment comes from within?

Is that even true?

It is for me.

Truth vs Facts

Just because a bunch of people point out facts, doesn’t make it true. The emperor is still not wearing any clothes.

I don’t know where these words come from, but they feel true.

Only Now

There’s only now. Even memories are being remembered now.

I’m writing right now, and now I feel better.

Sincerely,

G.B.M.

Taking a Vacation (Every Day)

  
The days are getting warmer, and Bena’s tree is flourishing.

 
Every day feels like a vacation.

  
The shop cats are enjoying it.

~ GBM