Friday, April 16, 2010

From a position of weakness comes our greatest strength. ~zenshine

From a position of weakness comes our greatest strength. ~zenshine

Who understands what giving means must laugh at the idea of sacrifice. ~A Course in Miracles

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. ~Helen Keller

When you understand that you are enough, right this moment, just as you are, not matter what that looks like, your being is your gift. ~zenshine

Have you ever felt that your best isn't good enough?  That you have little or nothing to give?  Take heart, literally take heart, in the knowing that from that place of emptiness within you is actually the place of spaciousness.  If you can become comfortable with that vast empty space, accept it exactly as it is right here right now, find the peace that it offers, you will see that that the void, the vacuum, starts to fill with love.  It wasn't really empty in the first place.  When you gave it your attention, you found fear.

From love, all things grow.  What is the opposite of love?  Fear.  Fear shrinks us and makes us less of who we are.  Fear literally inhibits the very functions that tell our bodies' cells to grow, and put us in the "fight or flight" mode, taking nourishment and growth off the table.

So accept the emptiness, accept yourself exactly as you are in this moment, and let go of the fear.  You don't need it.  You are safe.  Imagine for a moment someone or some pet or some thing that you adore.  You love them beyond words, accept them, adore their every quirk and imperfection because it is 'them', the beloved.  Most people find it easiest to love their pets this way because animals exude unconditional love.

So now imagine an expanding, ever growing Universe.  It grows on love, not fear.  Its function is unconditional love for all of creation.  Unconditional love and undivided attention for YOU, complete acceptance for YOU in every moment you breathe, it breathes back to YOU.  You are adored in that very space that seems to you to be so empty--it is the vastness of the Universe reminding you of who you truly are, how rich your life is, and how much you have to offer just by being YOU.  You are loved just as you are in this moment.

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