Living From The Truth
There’s no occasion in our working or leisure life when it’s inappropriate or inefficient to live from the truth. Agreed that the truth, so easy to see, is so hard to keep on seeing. But is life without it less hard? Is life lived from a many-sided lie a practical proposition? Let’s remember, let’s take courage from the fact that our practice isn’t changing our lifestyle, but noticing how we’re living in any case – as this empty fullness, as this truly amazing union of perfect freedom and total involvement.
It’s never practical or healthy to live from a lie of any sort, but when that lie is about one’s essential Nature – look out! Or rather, look in! Attend, as if for the first time, to the one Spot in the world that only you are in a position to inspect, to the Point that only you have inside information about, and witness its immediate explosion to world-wide dimensions. (Douglas Harding. Look For Yourself
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Reflection 121 is timely for me - I've been working with ideas of 'honesty and dishonesty'. I am reminded of a recent popular video on the Shadow and how denying our essential nature is like trying to keep a beach ball submerged under water. You can do it for a while but eventually that beach ball is going to burst out of the water. Terri.