Sunday, December 20, 2015
LAUGHING AIN'T A PLEASURE TIL YOU KNOW ABOUT CRYING
I was talking with a very dear and very wise friend of mine( Thanks Christopher) when he gently reminded me that in this world of 3d illusion that consciousness has to express both a positive and a negative because it is dual in nature. And this consciousness has no way to express other than the way it is. I knew this but as usual I need to be reminded time to time of some things that should be second nature to me.(But I am still learning, with the help of good folks like Chris). Some may call the duality positive and negative, or ying and yang, or right or wrong, or any other label they may come up with. No matter what we call it, it will always remains true to itself. As I try to express love to all the "good" people I also have to express that same love to the "bad" people. And as Chris pointed out to me when I label anything as either good or bad I am limiting my own personal awareness of life , love and peace. If we did not ever experience any hardships how can we expect to experience happiness? If I never had to face adversity in any way how can I expect to experience perfect peace? If I never have to face loss, how can I ever experience gain? On and on and so it goes. I guess what I am saying is that when any of us are faced with something "bad" we should be eager to embrace that thing as eagerly as we are to accept "good" stuff. All of us have at one time or another lost someone we love. And as hard as that may be how could we have ever experienced the happiness we shared with that person while they were still here. Whatever this life may send our way I feel it is up to each of us to gladly accept and own whatever it is, even if it is something that brings us down to our knees. We all go through difficult situations but if we can just own the experience and learn from it we will be better able to come out on the other side a much better human being. No need to blame anyone or anything that may have been the cause of our consternation. No need to be angry, no need to damaged, no need to do anything other than just love it! Love each situation as it unfolds. Take our lumps so to speak and learn to do better the next time. As Chris reminded me the other day--we are all on our separate paths and each path whether we wish to admit it or not, is one that is sacred. So today whatever path you may find your self on just love it. My hope is that all of us will eventually choose the path of perfect love, perfect peace, and a willingness to accept and to love everyone just as they are. This collective consciousness we now find ourselves in is one of too much hatred, to much violence, to much greed, and too much condemnation. But as people who are making this collective consciousness we can change the way it goes. May we all learn to love others as we love ourselves. Kindness peace, love , and gratitude can replace all the negative stuff we see now. But it can only change little by little as more humans join together in making our dream of a peaceful loving world a reality. Will you join me today in my dream of this world? I hope you will but if not I still love you anyway. Be safe, enjoy the holiday season ahead of us and try to be the very best human being you can. HUGS to all.