“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life flows.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
Sometimes knowing who we are and what our place is in the grand scheme of things means being able to balance ourselves gently in the paradox of two great truths that appear to be in conflict.
How do you stay balanced inside this paradox? Do you have a tendency to find yourself leaning out of the paradox in one direction over the other?
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“The Journey isn’t about becoming another person, but loving who you are right now.” ~Suzanne Heyn
We spend so much time and energy trying (unsuccessfully) to become someone else—some version of ourselves that we imagine to be “better”—when what we really need to be doing is learning to love ourselves just as we are.
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“When we see the Beloved in each person, it’s like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.” ~Ram Dass
By seeing each person we meet as the Beloved as we move through our days, we not only encourage each one to blossom into their best selves, we also create a more beautiful place for ourselves to live in.
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“You are not what has happened to you. Only Love has the final word in who you are.” ~James Finley
Never let yourself buy into the illusion that are you just a collection of the things that have happened to you. Those things may shape us, but they are never who we are. Only Love—the Love that loves us totally, completely, unconditionally, and without end—knows who we truly are (and loves us anyway).
“Open your heart to who you are, right now,
Not who you would like to be.
Not the saint you’re striving to become.
But the being right here before you, inside you, around you.”
Want to grow? Want to become an even better version of you? The pathway always begins with learning to open your heart and love yourself just as you are first. Love is the best foundation from which to grow.