Sunday, March 9, 2014
Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
It can be frightening to leave behind everything that we believe and who we think we are to bring our awareness to the Great Unknown. What's the worst that could happen? Our belief systems will still be waiting for us if we wish to return.
The worst thing is that we may be forced to face painful unacknowledged thoughts. We pushed them down intentionally or unintentionally deep into our subconscious so we did not have to face them. Despite our intentions, our unacknowledged thoughts wreak havoc on our lives and influence everything we think, do or say.
It takes courage to look at our thoughts as they arise in our consciousness. When we start peeling back the layers of our thoughts and beliefs, we are often left with the most frightening core belief: that we are unloved and unloveable. This is the biggest lie of all.
Within us is a love beyond which we can imagine. It takes faith and courage to know that when we jump off the cliff, we will not fall into the abyss, but into the waiting arms of pure Love, Joy and Peace.
Let's have the courage and faith to face the Great Mystery. Let's turn our attention from thought to presence.