Knowing who I am

Knowing who I am

“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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You are not what has happened to you

wood blocks that spell the word LOVE

“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

heart cut out of wooden boards with flowers poking through

“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.”
~John Welwood

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.