Loved

 

Something comes up – discomfort, contraction, identification, sadness, anger, physical pain – and a thought says it’s unpleasant, wrong, undesirable, something to get rid of or escape from.

When both the initial experience and the response is recognized as love, then both become a reminder that I am loved. I notice it seems very helpful for me to soak in this for a while. It’s an antidote to my habitual mind patterns, and it feels healing. (I can explore this through holding satsang with what’s here.)

I can then look for any of these – discomfort, pain, a me experiencing this, love, a me that’s loved. Can I find it? Can I find each of these in words? Images? Sensations? Anywhere else? (I can explore this through the Living Inquiries.)

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Whenever something comes up that thoughts say is wrong or undesirable or unpleasant, and it’s recognized as love, then what was earlier seen as unpleasant is a reminder of being loved.

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