hey there, simple person here, passing on an example of what I mean by simple and where it can lead. The following quote is not my quote and I will not attribute it to anyone, since I cannot independently verify its sourcing:
“You can count the number of seeds in an apple and never be able to count the number of apples in a seed.”
Personally, I do not much concern myself where a truth pops up or whose turn it was or is to word it up for the rest of us. I want to be an equal opportunity admirer of all truths. I care to do my gentlest best to be awake enough in the present moment to feel for the truth and love enough to follow where it leads.
I do not do this to be virtuous. I do this because, through my own life’s experiences, I have accepted that when I follow falsehoods, when I believe any old thing simply because I want so badly to believe in something, I hurt. I am miserable. And, unwittingly, I am sharing my misery with those in my vicinity. Something about misery loving company…or birds of a feather flocking together.
(warned you I was simple)
So, I opted for seeking to be honest, clear, and kind in my interactions with life and (with fingers crossed) hoped/trusted? that some truths about myself and life might show up. This is not about being righteous. This is about daring to be real.
This is what I experienced:
Love leads me
to the truths of me
without blaming me
and with no desire to punish me.
Violence in the name of love is to use the name of love in vain. So simple of me.