“Our minds have the incredible capacity to both alter the strength of connections among neurons, essentially rewiring them, and create entirely new pathways. It makes a computer, which cannot create new hardware when its system crashes, seem fixed and helpless.”
-Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire
We cannot underestimate the power of the Mind. The Mind can lead us to feel an array of emotions, from anguish to pleasure, dependent upon how we use it.
When we stop, reflect, and become aware of how our Minds have been conditioned- and the result of those developed habitual thought processes- we are one step closer to a more greater recognition. Just beyond our prefixed notions lies the freedom we so deeply long for.
We have not been gifted with this thing called life to suffer our way through it. Rather, just beneath the surface of our thoughts holds a greater Truth for us all. When we push beyond the mind chatter and tread unventured territory, we are blessed with the most amazing wisdom. The seeds of our awakening are already planted inside of us all and are begging to be nurtured. Unveiling this Truth is our gift and our birthright.
We have a tendency to fixate on the very things we wish to avoid in life. The Law of Cause and Effect is always there working at our mercy. When we learn to think only the thoughts that we wish to experience, we can trust a greater outcome from what we previously set into motion.
Just past the surface of our thoughts lies a treasured state of peace and love like no other. We must trust that anything born directly from this place of good will be developed into pure beauty. We can work on continuously grounding ourselves in this state by tearing down one destructive thought after the other.
When our intent for life is pure, born from it will be our greatest blessings, as Spirit works through us. We can learn to break away from old thought patterns that are disillusioned and construct a far greater reality by rising above them.
Perhaps this year will be the year we bridge the gap. No longer them but us, no longer myself but all. We are all in this thing called life together, yet many, including myself, feel alone from time to time. This mustn’t scare us. Our paths may differ widely but some form of enlightenment is the shared yearning, the desire that we seek, and it starts by honoring our humanity.
We know there is something more. Something greater and yet this hope may dim from time to time. We must not allow this prayer to quiver but rather recognize it and nurture it because somewhere in us all, is indeed this recognition that something greater is to be had, individually and collectively.
This and only this must be our focus. Aligning our minds with our hearts and holding our truth steadfast, confirming we are already more. Alone and together, we are what we seek.
It is our shared humanity which will bring forth a collective liberty. Our deep yearning for love and compassion is a commonality that unites us and can transcend us to something greater.
We can restore our awareness that we are indeed more alike than different. This is an opportunity for the world at large to slow down and get curious. While we have been conditioned to have different perspectives, these well-rehearsed ideas are not truth.
Much of what we learned and acquired along the way has misguided us and unintentionally caused a sense of separation. What we all know and feel, no matter how faint at times, is the tug and pull of the heart. The yearning for something greater, for you and for me.
Perhaps this is the year we learn to unmask and reveal our true nature. Perhaps we need not more to have more. Perhaps we simply must recognize our personal, deeper wants are a shared desire of everyone and for everyone. Perhaps we can allow this truth to unite us, bridging the gap from them to us and myself to all.
The perceived suffering we encompass can be the very which thing that unites and heals us. You desire peace. I desire peace. Perhaps there is no better time for us to honor this prayer and allow it to guide us towards the healing and transcendence that we all recognize is ours to be had. All alike. No one excluded. 🙏
And so it is.