In keeping with my theme, this quote stood out for me in the book I am currently reading:
“That we are all part of some great cycle, some pattern that it was only God’s purpose to understand….. A silent promise, if you like, that there was a bigger picture, a brighter future”
A mother talking about something she wants to share with her son who is suicidal.
As soon as I read this quote, I knew it was going to be one of my blogs because, as I have pointed to before, there is truth in everything!
For any of my blog readers who don’t know, I was raised as a church-attendee and have always been pointed to there being a purpose, a bigger picture, in life. This always sat pretty comfortably with me. The part that was always a bit muddy for me was what that bigger picture was. What this ‘great cycle or pattern’ is that I was told about and is mentioned in the quote above.
If you have never read any of my blogs before you can be forgiven for being utterly surprised when I tell you what that looks like to me……
It looks, to me, as though the great cycle or pattern is the system I may well have referred to before. The system we are all a part of; that we feel what we think, that we have the ability to be aware of ourselves and that there is an intelligence behind life.
What I see clearly, is that we experience the energy behind life in each moment as thought/feeling. The pattern is that thought changes – that is 100% guaranteed – we will always have new thought. Thought is a professional at its job and I have seen many occasions where thought happily comes along and provides an experience where you believe you don’t have new thought and have always felt this way. Clever little bugger!
But the pattern remains – we will have new thought, even when thought tells us differently.
The silent promise of a bigger picture and a brighter future is built in to the understanding of how our experience is created and that we are part of that bigger picture. We are fundamentally the essence of the universe – we are made of the same stuff as the intelligence behind life that I referred to earlier.
And knowing this, knowing how experience is created takes the sting out of that experience. And seeing that we are the creative essence of the universe takes the weight off our shoulders, the burden of having to succeed or get it right or achieve. Instead, we are able to turn up to life, with the passion that is uniquely ours, and live life to the fullest without the pressures we often burden ourselves with.
And therein lies our brighter future!