Monday, May 21, 2012


Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

We know how to awaken.  We have all the tools.  We have the teachings of all the masters, living and dead, at our disposable at any time.  We know what to do.  So, why is it so difficult?

It is difficult for two reasons.  First, we have built a protective wall around all of the memories of painful incidents we have experienced during our lives.  We have shielded ourselves from the pain.  When we bring our awareness to our thoughts, we are confronted with our subconscious thoughts and we are terrified to confront them.  Also, our thoughts and belief systems are the only existence that we know.  They are who we think we are.  If we surrender our thoughts and beliefs, we believe that we will cease to exist and we are afraid that there will be nothing (or worse) left.

Of course, we know that this is untrue.  However, it takes real courage to face our painful memories and take the leap of faith into the Unknown.  We will not do this alone.  When we take this leap of faith, there is something on the other side to catch us.  There is a Universal Intelligence which has been begging us to join it.  There is peace, love and joy on the other side.  There is nothing to fear.

Let's have the courage to surrender and leap into the Great Unknown.

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