A light in the cave

The repeating patterns of thought, the ones that we have had thousands of times before, are there all the time in the background.

They are so normal that we do not notice them. It is like static or white noise, playing 24/7.

These thoughts are not constructive, positive or new.

To find them we need to bring awareness and consciousness to ourselves. It is a bit like shining a light into a dark cave, these thoughts hide deep in the cave, deep in our unconsciousness.

If we remain in the moment, present, conscious, and awake, then the light shines on them, once we see them we can then choose to change them, to stop them. Once the light is shined on them they can not survive.

Consciousness is achieved when we allow our thoughts to be, simply witnessing them and not responding so as to not energise them. If we focus on the beauty around us, the noise, the light, the smells, the sounds, our own breathing and inner energy, then we can take that light into the cave and find those deep unconscious thoughts.

Live like you will die…because you will

‘live like you will die. Because you will’ – I read that somewhere today.

Interesting, there are two things that unite us all.

Firstly, our physical carnation will die at some point and almost certainly, everyone who is currently alive will be a pile of dust sometime in the next 50-100 years, you and I included.

Secondly, our inner energy, our spirit, our soul, is all part of the universe, everything that exists is connected by the same energy, we are one. That energy will continue forever.

Acceptance of our own death, now, changes our outlook on life, now in this moment, the only moment we can be alive. We spend a great deal of time and energy inside our minds imagining our own demise, what if we accept it and let go and then live this moment?

We can only die once and we will, so let go of the fear of that event, let go of the resistance, surrender to it. Then we are free from that burden and can live free of the fear.

The energy that made us came from the cosmos and will return to it after our body has expired, the real you and me, not the mind, body, name etc, the inner energy that is us never dies.

So stop reading this, go and live this moment it is all we have.