Small steps now

The struggles on the surface of our unconscious mind-controlled life of past and future are not real. Most humans for most of their existence spend their time trapped within a mind-made self, a story, created by thought. None of this thought is our actual real life that is this conscious moment, the moment that is forever now.

Yet, through our conditioning, we believe this unconscious state is real and normal.

It is in fact, insanity.

When we are fully conscious and awake, aware fully of our surroundings, our inner energy, our own breathing, our own connectedness with all that is, then the mind state dissolves, thought leaves. In this state, we do not allow our emotions and reactions to control us, we do not allow our thoughts to be energised and to be taken seriously.

We are then not likely to have hate, anger, jealousy, judgement, addictions, highs and lows, and we are likely to be still, silent and at peace.

Once we start on this path towards inner peace, then it is the beginning of the end of suffering and pain that is the mind-state. However, like all things, we have to be prepared to sacrifice, to commit to a spiritual practice, to unlearn our conditioning and to accept what is.

Small steps taken now is the path to inner peace.

It takes patience

No matter how much we think we are something, the reality is we are not.

This works both ways, we can think that we are doing everything wrong or we can think that we are perfect. We are neither. We have a self-image that our minds create, we are not that image.

Patience is the key to it all when you are trying to expand and grow as a person, it takes a long while to unlearn the conditioning of a lifetime and the habits we have formed around it. It takes time to stop being the reaction, to stop the mindstream, to stay present.

If we stay in the moment, being patient with ourselves, even when things are challenging in our environment, then all of the mind chatter that brings us the suffering will dissolve.

Peace is always in the now, but be kind, it will come.