The following newsletter is from November 2012.
We all create perfect traps so we can grow.
We marry the person who triggers our desire and anger, showing us exactly how we are incomplete.
We throw ourselves into jobs to validate our cherished ideas… and learn along the way how we are wrong.
We get bored with solitude and stability, and leave our nests to find something new.
We destroy our external systems to master new ways of being, one baby step at a time.
We are called, provoked, driven, inflamed.
On the surface, we struggle with reality, but our secret objective and intention is to accept it.
To see it and savor it.
To recognize that what is happening is bigger and deeper than our thoughts.
Bigger and deeper than our attachments.
Bigger and deeper than language.
As physical beings, we can only do this work physically.
We must do in order to understand.
We are a verb, a process.
A process that is and is part of the unfolding of the universe.
One that never ends.
So rather than identifying with your struggle, with your plight, your trap, ask yourself:
- What am I trying to learn here?
- What lesson am I trying to teach myself?
- What illusory beliefs must I discard?
- How can I use this superficial experience of conflict to drop into a deeper reality?
How can I be free, and deeply part of the world, at the same time?