An oldy from the vaults of Almine’s earlier diary. Enjoy!
Life cannot imprison us where we do not wish to be, nor bind us when we wish to be free. It is but in the self’-imagined prisons of our lives that suffering is created. It is the self-made walls of our confinement, against which we rail. Erected for a false sense of security they bring instead pain and travail.
In imagining the physical as our confinement and identity, we believe that loss and abandonment can be a reality; like a child who cries feeling bereft, not understanding that his mother in the adjoining room, has not left him. We dwell in Oneness, each nevertheless unique. The illusion of separation, when dissolved, eliminates suffering.
Our bodies cannot be incarcerated when our spirits are free. We are only imprisoned when we are programmed by beliefs. No matter how lofty their philosophies seem, revere not the thoughts of men that have been. Through us the One Life spontaneously unfolds, when our hearts are open, when we don’t think that we know.
The student seeks truth from another’s words, the master practices and lives the wisdom he’s heard. But the incorruptible one realizes there is nothing to know, allowing life to spontaneously unfold. Truth is created one moment at a time. Surrender and find the experience of spontaneous life.
Then, as all preconceived notions are erased – pain shall cease. No longer shall expectations cause suffering, but joy shall come to be, and wonderment at the beauty of life’s unfolding journey.