Here as the truth of who you are
When we are willing to be here, just as we are, we are free.
You may say, but here as I am, I am fearful, I am angry, I am lost, I am hurt, I am heart broken. Admitting the truth that is here now, in this moment, is the first step in realising what else is here, what is deeper, what is closer. When we are willing to speak the truth about what is here, instead of covering, avoiding, placating, trying to fix, then there is an opening that becomes available, a deeper crack into what is being revealed.
There is nothing wrong with an emotion that arises. The mind, society, conditioning may say otherwise, yet if you are wiling to be here with whatever is here, without making it wrong, without trying to change it, without trying to fix it, without moving away in any of your habitual strategies, then there is the opportunity to experience what is untouched by any of it.
Over Easter I read this profoundly, simple and true quote from the beloved teacher Gangaji
“Under the anger, under the fear, under the despair, under the broken heartedness, there is a radiance that has never been harmed, that has never been lost, that is the truth of who one is.“
No matter your life circumstances, no matter what is here now, there is a radiance that has never been harmed, that has never been lost. This is the truth – here, in the willingness to be with whatever is, under it all, under whatever is arising, here, is this that you are, here, silent, untouched, aware and free. Shining awareness, Radiance itself !
My beloved teacher Papaji says there is nothing other than here! No past, no future, not even any present, only here!
Satsang is the opportunity to come together as we are, to tell the truth, to meet our self and each other as the one self – innocently, freshly, freely. Let us meet here! Here, now, where we are, in the silence and freedom of the Self, as Shining awareness, as Radiance itself ! Here as the truth of who you are!
In all love for this that you are