This week's remembrances
Essentiality, Oneness & freedom
Perspective is not a height gained in order to attain a better view, but a sideways shift of identity in order to lose the limited-self. No matter how much time and distance you put between yourself and your circumstances, you will always be seeing life from the same location within yourself if you identify as being a separate self. Perspective is not gained through distance or attainment but through a deep intimacy with what you essentially are; Love, stillness, peace, freedom, joy. Self-realization is truly the greatest vantage point you can see life from.
You are not a personality; you are a presence. When you’re in the company of others, think less about the kind of person you want to be seen as and more about the energy you want to emanate. This makes you less concerned with what you’re saying and more in touch with your essential nature. Your words, actions, and responses will naturally align with the ease and truth of who you are, compared to the exhaustive false expressions that come from trying to be who you think you should be.
Many teachings describe the seeking of money, status, and materialism as prisons that cannot offer lasting freedom. But so too can chasing ‘good and acceptable’ desires become inescapable incarcerations, such as seeking a higher consciousness, a more creative income, a freer lifestyle, and a more soul-driven purpose.