Sunday, December 4, 2016
It is extremely difficult to shed the belief systems which are so deeply ingrained in our consciousness.
We have been conditioned since birth to believe that we are a male or a female, of a certain age, of a certain religion, education, economic status, residence, political party, etc. Each of these identities carries a complex and mandatory set of beliefs, which must be adhered to.
A series of thoughts emanates from these belief structures. We have a constant internal mental monologue of thoughts, all arising from the belief systems which were created by our exposure to family, friends, teachers, the media and so on.
We maintain our identity and sense of safety from belonging to these various groups and belief systems. However, most of these beliefs were not chosen by us and do not serve us. Since these belief systems are built upon a foundation of lies, instead of feeling a sense of belonging and satisfaction, we are frustrated, angry and afraid.
What is the alternative? We can live an authentic life of peace, joy, love and freedom by surrendering our beliefs and allowing Presence into our lives. It takes courage and faith to take the leap away from our societal beliefs into the Unknown. We believe that we will be lost without our identity. We are afraid of losing what little we have.
We will not be lost. We will not be alone. When we surrender our beliefs and turn our awareness towards the Infinite Energy Source, it turns towards us to meet us. In every single moment of our lives, God is whispering to us to join him/her. God whispers, never shouts. It can only be heard when we are still and quiet. When our minds are filled with thoughts, we cannot hear the whispers. When our awareness is in the present moment, we are in harmony with the Universe. Things start to turn our way. Good things happen unexpectedly. We experience the peace, joy and love which are our natural state.
Let's turn our awareness away from thought and towards Presence.