I always judged my experiences based on the thoughts, sensations, and feelings these experiences produced. This made it difficult to discover the infinite peace already inside of me. I looked inside expecting to discover positive feelings, sensations, and deep ideas, so I missed the unconditioned peace that was always there. It was my thoughts about what this peace should look like that stopped me from seeing it. These same thoughts also prevented me from understanding that this peace was with me always – – it was the looking for it that prevented me from seeing it.
How could I stop other people judging me when I couldn’t even stop me judging myself?
The answer to all our problems is to be found in silence. We need to enter a space of innocence and receptivity so we can see beyond the confusion created by our thinking mind. We need silence so we can start to see how our thoughts have led us astray.
My beliefs are an attempt to pin life down so my ego can feel in control, but life doesn’t like to be pinned down, and it always breaks free to bite me on the ass.
The universe is grateful for all your suggestions for how things ‘should be’, but after careful consideration, it has decided to keep doing its own thing