Today is Day 60 on the Warriors Journey. There has been a pattern throughout the journey. We receive emails for 5 days with some thought-provoking content. Then we receive a challenge, something that calls on us to step up and take action. Then we have a day of rest, to reflect on what we are hearing, seeing and doing.
This has felt like a really great mix to me – something to read and reflect on, something to ‘do’ out in the world and then some space to allow all of that to settle.
Over the last week there have been some really beautiful things that I have heard – in the Warriors Journey and in other places too, that have inspired this blog.
I was listening to a webinar earlier in the week and heard someone talk beautifully about what faith and trust are. This is what I heard.
We are really good at making our happiness reliant on time and preference. For example, we often say things like “I will be OK when…… “ we name a time and describe what life looks like when we are OK.
Or “there will be calm after the storm” as though we cannot access peace or happiness during a storm.
Faith is an acceptance of What Is. Faith is a lack of resistance to whatever is happening now. Faith is knowing that we do not have to wait for a future time to be OK or happy. The storm does not have to pass in order to be at peace.
Faith is absolute TRUST that this moment, Now, is perfectly OK.
In the Warriors email today, Deb shared that we do not need permission to ignore any thinking that stops us from experiencing Freedom. Any thought that gets in our way, of being ourselves and doing what makes sense to us in the world, doesn’t have to be given our attention.
I reflected on that over the course of the day and saw a huge amount of hope in that message. I hear so many people – I used to be one of them (I still am some days!) – limiting themselves. Not doing the things they most want to do, not being the person they most want to be because thought tells them they cannot. And they believe it, they live as though that thought is true.
Being able to share these insights with people holds the possibility of freeing someone from their limiting thoughts. It is so hopeful to me to know that just one person seeing through their limited thinking can change all sorts of things.
Hope is knowing that one new thought can change the World!
A line that jumped off the page at me from yesterday’s Warrior email was
“Holding back our happiness for any reason only adds to the suffering in the world”
It can seem like a really good idea, when others appear to be suffering, to contain our happiness. And at times, maybe it is.
I have also seen how when I change, the world around me changes.
When I first started to look into how life really works I found a deeper truth about who I am.
I found out that I am Love. That the more I see Love in me, the more I see it in others. Love comes from me and when I am looking out at the world through the eyes of Love, all I see is Love. When I look out at the world through the eyes of pain, all I see is pain.
Love and happiness (and probably lots of other words too) can be interchangeable. Love is indestructible. When we see the truth of who we are, we cannot contain it. Discovering who we truly are will do more good in the world that any other single act we could think to do.
Love is all that we are and all that everyone else is too