Revealing Your True Being

Being brought to one’s knees is sometimes the essential experience required to bring one to the realization of the truth.

Revealing Your True Being

Sooner or later, a point in your life comes along when you finally sit still for a moment to stop and ask yourself what you’ve accomplished, reevaluate who you are and wonder, “what am I doing all this for?” For years we’ve gone through life in an effort of learning what it’s all about, learning how to get things, asking questions, memorizing facts, learning how to make things, achieving goals, fulfilling expectations, conceptualizing who we are based upon what we’ve done and where we’ve been.

I speak from experience, for it was circa 10 years ago, relative to the time of this writing, that my life came to a screeching halt. Something rattled my cage internally as I started thinking about various details of my childhood growing up. Though I will not enumerate the details.

At this point in my life of course I know that the ego played its role at that time to give me all the reasons for why “I am not enough” (several sources explain this phenomenon: the Bible, A Course In Miracles, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Power of Now, …). Being brought to one’s knees is sometimes the essential experience required to bring one to the realization of the truth. And then you have true inner peace, you are truly free, acquiring things or any other attachments are unnecessary because the energy we seek is not derived from without but from within. While you cannot possess energy, joy, harmony, et al, you can be vigilant to live a life of awareness and love as opposed to a life in your head which equates to fantasy and the eventual rude awakening.

Remember that words are as minuscule of a subset of what life is as the atoms that comprise all matter~energy around us. As soon as we start pontificating about life, we’ve lost our connection with it! Perhaps Gangaji will put the message even more eloquently …

In the end, you do need grounding in love, other than that, you don’t need teachers, classes or rituals. The key to revealing your true inner being is to simply let go, stop trying, stop labeling, never mind all your learning, simply be still and listen …

I have learned so much from God
That I can no longer call myself
a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself with me
That I can no longer call myself
a man, a woman, an angel, or even a pure soul.
Love has befriended Hafiz so completely.
It has turned to ash and freed me
Of every concept and image my mind has ever known.
خواجه شمس‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی

~Hafez –14th Century
(..translated by Shahriar Shahriari)

صلاة ~ סֶלָה ~ 道