Why do we suffer? We suffer for two primary reasons: first we do not know who we are and because we are not living in alignment with our truth. Our egoic mind mostly blames others or life for our suffering. But at some point, we mature and we realize that blaming is futile. This maturity comes from seeing the futility of arguing with Life and realizing that what we are is not our blaming mind—is not this painful separate egoic existence. Once we know that who and what we are is the quiet, vast intelligence of the universe, 90% of our self created suffering dissolves. Once we know who and what we are, we naturally begin to live in alignment with our Divinity and begin living a life of true happiness. Yet as soon as we step out of this alignment, we will again step into the world of separation, samsara and suffering.
This does not mean we will have a life free of pain. Pain is quite different than suffering. Suffering is the experience of resistance to the Truth; it is the experience of division and separation. Because we are one with Life, and Life is ever evolving we will still continue to experience some level of growing pains. All beings whether they are awake to their True Nature and living in alignment with their hearts, or not will experience growing pains in life. This is part of being human—of being in form in an evolutionary world. Yet if we wake up to our true nature and begin to know ourselves as one with Life Itself, our personal egoic delusion will gently dissolve; from this vast perspective we will realize that who and what we are is one with Life and the movement of evolution and we will be happy grow and expand, even if it involves the feeling of pain.
If there is something painful within us which we are fighting against and it comes up again and again, if we want to heal or be free of this pain, we must be willing to embrace this with Love. If we want to be free we cannot simply ignore or avoid our pain. We must be willing to embrace these feelings within ourselves with an absolute Love and friendliness. This is the way to healing, this is the way to freedom.
The ultimate completion can never be found outside of ourselves. Completion cannot be found in a soul mate, in a career, in a child, in an education, in clothing, in cars. Our ultimate completion can only come in the discovery of Divinity in our own hearts. Our hearts contain the doorway to our ultimate completion. You see, if we only identify with the movement of our minds—with our insatiable desires, which will only drive us searching endlessly for many years, we will never come home. We will seek and search until, the pain that arises from wanting something outside of ourselves, one day brings us back to ourselves and we discover that everything outside of ourselves is simply a fantasy. When we discover the futility of our seeking; when we give up this outward movement, we have this wonderful opportunity to come home to our hearts.
Here and only here, is where we will find our ultimate completion. Here within our own unique sense of brilliance and aliveness—our unique vitality, light and innocence do we discover how beautiful we fully are. It is when we are willing to give up the outside search and come into this overwhelming Beauty, the Beauty of our own Being, do we discover our total completion.
And once we find our completion within ourselves, we discover that this ever present heart space is not static and empty, yet dynamic and ever growing. This heart space has its own intelligence and expression. And so a paradoxical thing happens when we discover our ultimate completion within ourselves: we discover that despite being fully content within our own Divinity; that we do not sit still like some stoic stone Buddha; we become an active force of expression in this world. Some may get confused and ask us if we are again chasing desire, but instead we are listening to the call of our hearts which continually ask of us to grow, to expand, to express our own Beauty while paradoxically being fully content with who and what we are. In a sense we release ourselves from the bondage of egoic desire to discover our own ultimate completion within ourselves; within our own heart Beauty. And from this space of our ultimate completion within our hearts we discover our true disire, our true passion and expresssion in this world. As long as we follow this true heart movement we remain happy and fully complete. Ever Being and Ever Expressive of our Truth.