Deep within all of us is a knowing. A constant, unchanging knowing. A knowing that watches while all else changes: the seasons, the moods, relationships, weather... all. No matter who we “are”: black, white, male, female, transgender… No matter what we “do”: CEO, backpacker, nurse, chef, maid, poet, musician… No matter our age: newborn, infant, teenager, middle aged, elderly… This knowing is the same. Exactly the same, and exactly the same within all of us.
It is from this space that we all truly connect in a space of love. It is from this space where we are to realize our acceptance of ourselves — of all of us, every bit of our heart and soul. It is from this space where forgiveness towards ourselves blossoms, and it is from that space that forgiveness of others happens naturally, as a consequence. It is from this space, this space of unconditional love, of the love that we are and the love we have always been and will always be, that peace and joy spring forth… and become known as truth.
Peace and joy do not exist on the spectrum of the mind-duality like happiness and sadness, or pain and pleasure. Peace is whole unto itself. Joy is whole unto itself. They exist in unity, in unity consciousness, in heart-consciousness.
Happiness is the other end of sadness. Pain, the other end of pleasure. They exist in duality only; in duality consciousness. They are conditional. They are affected by circumstances. They are not YOU. Peace and joy are… they are your very essence, the very essence that watches and witnesses all, unchanging, unconditional.
Step by step, may you allow yourself to begin the journey home to the heart, where the truth of your being lies…. waiting for you… waiting for you to remember.