Coromandel, New Zealand
Our thoughts and beliefs are keeping us from living peaceful and fulfilling lives. We have built a solid wall of beliefs which was constructed from our birth and continues to the present moment. This programming of our belief systems has occurred by our parents, teachers, friends, the media, religious leaders and so on. We believe we are our thoughts and beliefs. The reason this causes us so much frustration, anger, unhappiness and despair is because we all share the same root belief: We are unloved and unlovable.
All of our problems come from our identification with thought. We have forgotten that all of our thoughts, beliefs, and judgments are an illusion. They are not who we really are.
The good news is that we can become who we really are and live peaceful, harmonious, fulfilling lives, filled with love and joy, in any given moment, including this very one. Regardless of how hopeless or frustrated we believe our lives are, we could awaken to a brand new life right this second. Every problem that we think we have would disappear in an instant. We could create heaven on earth. Right now.
All that we have to do is to acknowledge the truth of who we really are and surrender our thoughts and beliefs.
Since we believe we are our thoughts and beliefs, how do we do that? We create a separation between our thoughts and beliefs and who we really are by bringing awareness to our thoughts. Awareness is our attention without judgment. We notice our thoughts, acknowledge them without labeling or judging them, and surrender them, allowing them to drift off without attaching ourselves (i.e., our awareness) to them.
Let's acknowledge our thoughts and surrender them to the light.