“We are fundamentally good, not fundamentally flawed, and we can trust this.” Thank you Pema Chodron, for affirming this for all of us. The Buddhists call the idea of a fixed identity “ego-clinging”. The ego tries relentlessly to stand on solid ground in an ever-shifting world. As you meditate, notice how your awareness is liberated from old, limited patterns of thought. Like the caterpillar which sheds its cocoon and emerges as a butterfly, the reflective soul sheds the limited “egoic self” and the thousand little opinions that have formed a “protective shell” and emerges its true, unlimited nature. As you sit quietly, ask yourself who is it that is listening, who is looking out through these eyes? Notice the internal stillness that exists within, beyond thoughts. Do not let your little self run the show by limiting your eternal nature with thoughts that put you into a corner. Ultimately, the soul exists beyond thought, it is, but it has been covered over by the limitations of small thinking. Here are some thoughts that point you in the right direction…the direction of your eternal nature which Just Is.
I am Light.
I am a being of unlimited peace.
I am a beloved child of the Bestower of Love and Happiness.
I am a great soul.
I am a destroyer of obstacles for myself and others.
Bask in the eternal nature of who you are, become lost in love with the One who encourages the soul in its truth to be free.
Om Shanti~You are an unlimited peaceful soul, yes you!