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Loves Us Anyway

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No matter what, I’m learning.
I’m learning that beyond duality
there’s a gorgeous realm of seeing
without judgment,
without the labels
of right or wrong
good or bad
male or female.
We could also call it
the realm of being
or the realm of experiencing.
It’s where the mind
that fixates on the past
or projects into the future
doesn’t hold the same sway,
where the living, breathing moment
holds us and relaxes us
to the point that we can open to it and welcome it
like we would an old friend or lover
who knows all there is to know about us
and loves us anyway.

Just Now

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Just now,
in this moment,
what problem is there?
No, not the one in your mind,
the one that is being hashed out
a million different ways…
But right now,
in this moment,
what problem is there?
The only problems that exist,
exist only in your mind.
If you zoom out
way out
far out
away from yourself,
you might look in
and see a human,
right here, in this moment,
reading these words.
You might notice,
that in this moment,
just now,
everything really is fine.

At the Beginning

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We’re always at the beginning,
so let’s get started.
There is nothing to finish,
there is no end,
only this moment,
waiting for us to start
and start again.
And this is the beauty of it,
the spaciousness of always beginning.
There is no pressure to be a master,
no perfection to aspire towards
when perfection is all there ever is.
The imperfections are part of the perfection,
just as night is contained in day
and sadness in joy.
There is nothing you can lack;
here at the beginning
you sense the enormity
of your wide open potential
streaming from your innocent heart
beating, always now,
at the beginning.

Just Now, Good Enough

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Each of us,
every single one of us
has the potential to awaken.
We all have what it takes
to open our eyes and hearts,
to expand our mindsĀ and souls
awakening to the truth
of this one moment.
You don’t need to be
anyone other than who you are now.
You don’t need to change.
Just now, in this moment
you can pause from the busyness
and look up at the clear blue sky.
You can breathe and remember
who you are.
Just now, you are good enough.

No Escape

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Here we are.
It is the present moment
and there is no escape.
As much as our minds
might try to convince us otherwise,
there is no past and no future–
there is only this moment
and there is no escape.
Isn’t it a relief to finally arrive,
standing here with your whole self
in this one inescapable moment?
Terrifying and sweet all at once
knowing that all we ever were
all that we are now
and all that we ever will be
are all one, unified as this one totality,
this one present moment,
now.
Turn and face your fear.
When you can see beyond
the story you painted on top of it,
you’ll be able to touch
the raw energy
of it all.
It is in this tender place
that we can connect with all beings.
We can remember that we were never disconnected,
never alone
realizing that there is only ever
this one moment
and there is no escape.