Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pushing Through and Seeing Through

When we push through, life is hard. We take on the weight of the world. Our life becomes our to-do list, and we seemingly never get to the end of it. We get through just enough of it that we don't feel like an abject failure.

When we see through, life is easy.

What is seeing through? Seeing through is noticing that it is our thoughts that create our world, and that we don't have to believe them. That all pressure is self-inflicted. That the only thing that keeps us from being happy is the thought that we are not. That suffering is only the difference between the world as it is, and the world as we think it should be.

Seeing through is seeing that the only divisions, the only struggles, are the ones that we create in our minds. That the only place we can ever be is right here, right now. That we are already complete, exactly as we are. Even when we don't feel like it.


1 comment:

  1. I find it so hard to comment on these blogs, Jeff, maybe because usually commentary for me has to do with looking at the lacunae: expanding on ideas that aren't fully developed, looking at the "what ifs" and the "yes, buts." These pieces, however, strike me as being as complete and perfect as a deep pool, or maybe a haiku. My responses tend to be "yes," or "wow," or "thank you." So rather than go any longer without at least expressing my appreciation, I can at least say :"Wow, thanks for this."