Published: August 9th 2012August 9th 2012
“It's as if everything in life is falling apart since I dedicated my life to the Boddhisattva Path again...”
“Who is this 'I' and where is the path?” Spirit replied.
“I am nothing, it is true... and the path is nowhere to be found.”
“What does the not you carry on the unfound path?”
“Only the lessons that teach me to remember.”
“If there is no 'you' or 'I', then what is there to remember?”
Here's a list of lessons that have recently helped me walk the razor's edge on this no path path illusion that I insistently cling to. Thank you for sharing in the experience. :)
I learned that humility is not thinking less of myself... but thinking of myself less.
I learned that love is accepting someone for where they're at... not for who I want them to be.
I learned compassion starts with being gentle with myself.
I learned that happiness isn't a feeling, it's a state of mind.
I learned that I am not my mind and no one else is, either.
I learned that forgiveness is the best teacher.
I learned that the teacher, the student, and the lesson are all the same.
I learned to identify my weaknesses where I found them in others.
I learned to let it go.
I learned that blessings hide behind every tragedy, like treasure guarded by a dragon.
I learned that just because I've suffered crisis, doesn't mean I have to be a prisoner to it.
I learned that sometimes the reason for things won't sense.
I learned the value of space and time in relationships.
I learned that control in life is like trying to grab hold of running water.
I learned that freedom really IS a word for nothing left to lose...
I learned that peace finds its exhale in violence.
I learned that many times people fight because we're afraid to answer true Love's call.
I learned that everything is connected. Everything.
I learned that honesty can seem like an unfaithful spouse to one who flirts with insecurity.
I learned that doubt is my greatest enemy.
I learned that fear is a lie.
I learned that patience isn't so much about I'll hang around, but rather... Take your time.
I unlearned loyalty because it came from a place of guilt, resentment, and judgment.
I learned to surrender instead to the path.
I learned that destiny is forged in the decisions I make, and taking responsibility is the beginning of designing it. I also learned that sometimes mistakes happen, but it's all part of the design.