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The Need to Be Right

A few years ago I had an insight that the Three Principles are NOT the “truth”.



I realized that the more I held onto even a slight feeling of judgment or righteousness... NEEDING to communicate that the Three Principles are true or right, and that some other practice or understanding is wrong or less (including how anyone else chooses to share the Principles differently than me), then any subtle feeling of comparison or NEED is telling me that I'm heading in the wrong direction. I'm heading toward fear and away from the neutrality of true, unconditional love.

 


And that’s not a bad thing. It’s just a very human thing. It’s me getting temporarily caught up in the belief in my made up, ridiculous, compelling, insecure thinking. And I still do it ALL the time. Truthfully, I’m in my head way more than I am out of it.

 



And so, when I'm in my head instead of my heart, when I'm in a feeling state of justifying, defending, and reasoning, whether it’s about the Three Principles or anything else, I'm NOT sharing any "truth". I`m simply sharing my need to be right. I’m protecting my illusion of self.

 



And, when I'm back in a better state of mind, and resting in the felt understanding of the spiritual nature of life that the Principles (and many other things) can ultimately point to, then I'm closer to sharing "truth”.

 

 

My understanding of the Principles then gets to be, FOR ME, a simple and lovely pointer for explaining the unexplainable… for pointing to the illusory nature of personal thinking, and the truth that every single one of us is completely whole, and enough, and not broken, and a part of something much bigger.

 

 

The crazy thing about all of this, is that even while sharing the Principles in a temporary state of needing to be right, others can still somehow pull truth out of it for themselves, since it doesn’t come from me. It comes through them.

 

 

And so ultimately, I’m not in charge of whether anyone gains this understanding for themselves or not. However, what I do gain from the practice of sharing it in every secure or insecure moment, is the endlessly fascinating path toward awareness of being without need, and being within truth and love.

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05.02 | 09:43

Tons of love right back to you! Thank you for the lovely message. ❤️😊

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04.02 | 23:51

This is wonderful and I especially like the way you make the "thinking" part so clear. Love your sense of humor too. Tons of Love to you and thank you so much

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01.02 | 21:56

So lovely to hear Shellagh! Sometimes I'll hear others say "I've always known this", or "It's like coming home". Thank you so much for letting me know.

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01.02 | 13:52

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I knew all of this; I had no idea how to verbalize. All I could do as I read was repeat, yes, yes, yes. Shellagh

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