This week's remembrances
Simplicity, presence & loss
Every question is a question about the meaning of life. All your small and tender questions can be answered by remembering just one. What is the point of all this? Should you stay, should you endure, should you just hightail it out of here? The right answer depends on what you believe to be true about life. Touch that question, even as lightly as you can, with the fine bristles of your Heart and all your answers will become exquisitely colored by it.
Every fear is an existential one. When you begin to uncoil the tendrils of a tightly clinging vine, you eventually meet the primary tree that lives beneath it. Like every anxiety, worry, or concern, the primary host of that fear is rooted in an existential ‘loss of self or other’. You either fundamentally fear a psychological loss (ego, identity, separate-self) or a physical loss (both your own or another’s). To heal fear is to see ‘the tree for the vine’ and accept that you will lose something of value, especially on the path of embodying your Wholeness - but you only lose what is temporary for the gift of the infinite. In courageously understanding the root of your fear, you will see that suffering is largely caused by the denial of its inevitability, rather than the loss itself.
In the deepest of turmoil, there is always a part of you willing to walk straight through it. Learn to trust that which does not wish to turn away.