We are amazing creatures. Our essence is truly good. Not a dualistic good, but inherently so. Years ago, I realized I had been mistaken my entire life. I had to do something about it. This is that something. It takes much concerted effort to change our lives, but once we choose to do so and continue making that choice with every breath and every step that we take, that is the essence of transformation. There are countless opportunities every day, and we are blessed to be in this together.
Our choices, past present and
future, are all within us in this very moment. The future and the past
are no more important than the present, but it is the present where we
can make an active choice to be fully aware and completely awake.
we make choices from the awake space of the presence of awareness, we can
see more clearly where we've been and where we're going because we know
where we are right here and right now.
When we begin seeking to benefit all others we encounter,
the vibrant nature and extra-ordinary texture of every moment, every encounter,
ever step, every breath and every beat begins to resonate throughout all
aspects of our actions.
Our intentional living is beginning to spread. The
reverberations echo into the distance wherever we go, and have been all along,
that is karma. That is why the negative and destructive waves from before will
ultimately be felt by us again . . . and thankfully so . . . so we can absorb
what we could not before.
We no longer have to transmit our pain and suffering, our ignorance; onto others as we, our parents, families, our communities, our
countries and our species have always done.
We can do something different.
By continuously opening ourselves to all people, especially
those that actively attempt to harm us, at least emotionally and mentally, we
show that we will not be dissuaded by petty antics of intimidation.
We can be something different.
By returning to that awake space, even after difficulty and adversity of experience, we can realize that we have always been this way.