Saturday, 2 February 2013

Forgiveness

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about."
Rumi



Where the mind may hesitate and tremble to venture, the heart can stride towards fearlessly...

We like to think that we make all of our own choices in life, that we are in control and that we are in command.
Our life circumstances may vary greatly from one person to another, but human emotions; the whole gamut of them, can be clearly defined in all their multifarious shades and these, we have all tasted at different times throughout our lives.

Don't we all feel, at some point or another, love or hatred, hope and fear, jealousy, generosity, lust or disgust, anger or approval? Don't we all know the taste of emotions? Whether we were born in Japan or in Timbuktu, America or the North Pole, we all share the commonality of experiencing different moods and feelings.

The outer and inner circumstances of our mental environment govern most of our actions and reactions in life. Every single one of these is based upon the sense, "I am", "I exist". We take this as a given and seldom ever question the source of this inherent belief.
Instead we think of ourselves as 'such and such' from 'so and so' and we make our way through the days of our lives caught up in the dramas associated with our assumed 'identity'.

Read more in Never Not Ever Here Now
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