“I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One.”
I use the phrase “Namaste” a lot. But, more importantly… I live “Namaste”. Did you see the definition above? These are more than words, they are enlightened instructions to remember who you truly are, who I am, and who we are to one another.
I’m discussing this because I am at a place where I am only interested in people who live their wisdom, rather than quoting the wisdom of those before them. Meaning: If you do not live what you preach, I cannot and will not listen to you.
It’s so easy to quote a scripture, to quote a sonnet, to refer to someone long dead who cannot argue the context of their words on their own behalf. But, if you really think about it, using someone else’s experience to justify, qualify, or validate your own is silly. As no one other than you can truly have your experience. You are you… there is no one else walking around anywhere in the universe that is you in this now moment. It is your responsibility to live your life, to have your experience, and to make your choices. No holy book of any kind can do this for you. No holy person, saint, or angel, for that matter can be YOU. Your life, your existence, your spark is the creator’s, is sources’ gift to you. And, it is yours to do what you will with it.
What are holy books? Ah… They are very old self-help books. Words of guidance, stories of life’s challenges both experienced, and sometimes overcome. They are words on the page, that represent moments in someone’s life…someone who isn’t you. Who are the masters, the saints, the holy men and women of wisdom? They were individual sparks, like you, who heard, felt and chose to be someone a bit more. And, they worked at it. The work cannot be avoided if you are to gain wisdom. The guide books…and, there are many–are there to remind you, “It can be done. It has been done. It will be done.” To have more reverence for a soul long passed than your own who is here NOW, is by and large a disservice to yourself, to them, and to the creator of all things. The books were left to serve you, not rule you, not control you… to help you. This must be remembered and accepted if wisdom is going to be gained, but, more importantly, if you are going to serve those who will follow you.
The most challenging thing we will do in life is discover who we really are, followed by an even bigger challenge of BE-ing who we are–without permission, validation, or apology. –Without rules, regulations, or the illusions of right and wrong. This is the source, the creator expressing itself… as you, as me, as everything. So, who are we in the spirit of namaste to tell, demand, or impose ourselves onto another who has the same right to exist and express as we? Short answer: No one. And, therefore, when you remember Namaste… remember, you do not have to agree, but, you must honor how another part of God wishes to express itself, and (–and this is hard) you must allow them to live their consequences without interference. Choices create consequences…and, in those consequences are lessons to be both taught and learned from.
These simple truths are the source of the chaos we experience in life. People so hell-bent on ruling one another, because they are utterly terrified to be in control of themselves. –People who become so obsessed with rules, regulation and control that they become fanatical, because they do not trust themselves with themselves. They do not trust the spirit, the truth,the peace, the light… THE GOD within them. And, when we do not trust ourselves, when we do not allow our own soul song to sing… there will be the consequences of discontent, unhappiness and depression. It you do not like these consequences, consciously make different choices. You are God also, you can do this. Nothing has to be as it once was, people can choose and act on change, and by doing so… the world–as it is made up of a symphony of individuals–it too will reflect change. Is it a great responsibility?? No. It isn’t. But, it is a great gift.
Love Peace Happiness N One,
LOVE your sharing Monica 🙂 It is so liberating to let go of the preacher in me and discover that every one is perfect all the time! Indeed less really is more!
Thank you, Brenda. I love it when people “get” the point I’m making. We have to let go of the preaching. It’s a distraction, it keeps us from doing the real work, which is on ourselves. And, there is freedom in knowing that–we are perfect all the time. Then, we can proceed to enjoy ourselves. 😉