Friday Inspiration—The Infinite Splendor of Universal Presence

Published: Fri, 12/16/16

“Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever.”
~Jack Kerouac

Dear ,

Awakening to your true nature means that you realize the absolute truth about yourself. You know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are not the limited, separate person who lacks, strives, needs, and defends.

You realize with every cell of your being that you are the endless peace that includes everything. You know that your true nature is love itself.

You don’t become anything different. The only change that happens is that you consciously recognize what has been true all along. Your attention was just too distracted to see it.

When you know this truth, you realize that you are, and always have been, effortlessly aware and at ease. While you’ve been busy resisting your experience, wanting things to be different than they are, there’s been an undercurrent of okayness with everything that you’ve simply overlooked.

Just take a moment to be still. Can you feel it?

How do you come to consciously know this truth? It’s revealed in its own time. But don’t wait until the clouds part and grace illuminates your true nature. Orient your whole life to living beyond your limited ideas of yourself and the world. Be persistent in your daily life by inclining yourself toward peace.

Consciously Be Aware

Living unconsciously leaves you churning in automatic habits. You play out conditioning without really knowing what you’re doing or why. It’s an agitated way to be.

The medicine for this dis-ease is to be deliberately aware. It's delicious to be consciously alive to your present moment experience! Welcome it all with open and loving arms.

Open Your Mind

Become very familiar with the beliefs you hold that structure and resist reality. Then play with letting them go.

What if you didn’t expect anyone to do anything? What if you forgot to believe that you’re fearful and unworthy? What if things are just fine as they are without your trying to control them?

Every day, keep inviting your mind to open…open…open. Let it be clear like the sky. Entertain the possibility that all this thinking is unnecessary.

Don’t Know

How often do you show up like a robot, saying the same words you’ve always said, expecting the same reactions from others? Try this instead.

Show up fresh, without knowing what will happen. Make the space for things to unfold naturally, not as you expect them to.
  • Stand before a loved one forgetting any history;
  • Be with someone who triggers you with your mind on hold and your heart open;
  • Be in a familiar environment, seeing it for the first time;
  • Taste, touch, see, and hear things freshly;
  • Wake up in the morning and spend a few hours not knowing what you’ll do or say;
  • Open to the possibility of experiencing awe and wonder in the simple things of ordinary life.
Just like the true nature of a wave is ocean, your true reality is the infinite splendor of universal presence. Remind yourself that nothing is personal to you—it all appears by grace. Then you’ll bow down in gratitude to everything.

Always in love,


PS: This beautiful image is here by courtesy of one of our readers, Diane Buccheri. You can explore her gorgeous work here