When I had an insight into how every single human being at their core is nothing but love, covered over by an incredibly powerful system of mind, thought, and consciousness
that happens to make up all sorts of compelling stories about who we are, and what we need, and what is good or bad… I felt great compassion for everyone who hadn’t yet seen the truth of this for themselves, on both sides of the spectrum…
from the homeless person using drugs to feel better…. to the celebrity or wall street banker or aspiring “great” coach using achievement/ fame/ money/ power/ adventure/ things to feel better.
And it’s all so completely understandable that everyone continues to get lured into this trap, since the illusion of the need for more is sooooooo pervasive in our modern culture, continuing to tell us what we
need, and how and where to get it.
And all of this is so easily reinforced by the belief in our made-up insecure thinking, which we usually
don’t even realize is insecure thinking.
And then there’s all the “good” feelings that get produced when we get
the next “hit” of our addiction for more… the next amazing trip, the next amazing achievement, the next amazing purchase, the next amazing encounter, the next amazing conversation, the next amazing experience. Who wouldn’t want “amazing”,
and who wouldn’t make the assumption that amazing only exists “out there” in what we have and what we do, until somehow we discover there’s something even more amazing “in here”.
But, we just don’t see it until we see it. And even those who have had some sort of glimpse of it, will still get fooled by the compelling nature of our very human insecure thinking, as it appears in all its elusive
and ambiguous and hidden forms.
And so maybe that’s just life… each of us on our own journey, sometimes seeing through the
fog of our thinking and often not. Sometimes peeling off the layers of our craziness, and sometimes just adding more. There’s no right or wrong in any of this. There’s just an experience.
And maybe, if and when we each get a chance to see through the craziness of our thinking, and realize who we truly are at our core, there’s just a little bit less of the need for more, and there’s just a little
bit less suffering, for ourselves and others.
In the past, I never really understood the depth in the statement of “blessed are
the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”. Now I understand it as the happenstance of somehow letting go of all we think we need, and in doing so, somehow discovering how we already have everything we need and so much more than we could ever have
Most days, I’m a ridiculously insecure human being with a lot of crazy made-up thinking, and so I keep forgetting
the truth of who I am. But I also see that every other human being on this planet, is innocently doing just the same.