Good meeting you today, Kathleen.
I read the pages you gave to me [the once you are proofreading, page 200-203].
The challenge, so ‘they’ say, is to meet people where they are.
Included in this is the use of words that are easily understood and agreed upon.
A book might be delivered and consumed as entertainment.
I love the question: What do I really want?
In the end, doesn’t it all boil down to happiness!
“Happiness through unbroken peace of mind, independent of circumstances”.
In our confusion about me, myself and i, we try to get happiness through pleasure (circumstance), but can never find lasting peace in the flow of life.
Paradoxically through some gentle reasoning we recognize and experience that our true ungoawayable nature is happiness itself; hidden in plain sight.
Yes, definitely to move from believing, hoping, assuming to clear experience.
Do I want to be free in the mind or free from the mind?
And again words… what do they actually mean and who is hearing them?
Luckily, wholeness and well-being don’t need an explanation.
What seems to be missing?
Am I a character in a story?
Who am I?
So amazing to see how easily we are intimidated even by our own thoughts and feelings.
What do I know that is not filtered, conditioned, interpreted through the thinking mind?
Mind is a powerful servant, but a cruel master.
In our ignorance we believe I am “body-mind”.
But after some simple inquiry and inter-human inter-change, we cannot deny that I simply am, aware of “body-mind-world”.
I am not a thing.
I am the only one who never appears.
What I longed for is not in a distance, doesn’t require any change, can never come or go.
Ya but, is the voice of the separate-self, which playfully dissolves in love.
What do I really know?