‘How can I live a deep, passionate life so that every moment comes from that space where life has complete meaning – not just the meaning that the mind likes to understand, but the meaning that gives this moment it’s completeness.’ How can we do this without going to that depth? You know, it takes courage, deep courage, and a deep awareness that what you are doing is right. It takes a deep belief in yourself.
It’s a little bit complex to explain what to do. Do you just wait until what is safe outside supports you? Do you wait until what seems OK outside supports you through the change? If so, then you’ll wait forever because the mind is never safe.
The mind is fed from the ego, from the sense of control, from a sense of dualism, from a sense of there is a future, but actually, there is no future, there is only this moment! The heart knows that, but the mind can’t go there. So if you stay with that aspect of yourself, there is never a safe thing. There may seem to be safe things because they are the feelings that come from the mind, and you convince yourself that that is OK – it feels good and it feels like it’s possible.
Life is so complex you know, the divine isn’t some sort of joker sitting up there and watching you play games. He, she, it, the big picture, whatever you like to call it, actually doesn’t sit anywhere other than inside of your heart, and it is not a joker, it’s really wanting you to acknowledge its experience.
Then the idea of love, the idealism of love, the picture that we have of love, has no validity, as what happens is that you actually experience love. You open up inside of you to a space that is so real that your mind begins to believe again, believe in that space that it has forgotten, and that is such a power because then what you have done, what you are doing, and what you are creating is a channel where the divine that is deep inside of you is able to express itself. Then what you have is, not just love, not just projection—what you have is the actual expansion of the divine into the experience of the mind and then the mind cannot resist. Real love—no mind can resist it.
Real love breaks all those old structures. Real love is much more powerful than the ego, than the sense of maintaining that status quo. Real love is the strongest force—it’s the creation of life, and when you have that, when you awaken that inside of yourself, then it’s not a hero’s journey that you’re undertaking but it is a real journey that you’re undertaking. A real journey towards coming home back to what is really you.
When you touch that space, the most amazing thing happens; you honour that space and that space is so awakened that it begins to touch every structure in your life so that what seems complex, what seems difficult, what seems impossible, what seems unrealistic, what seems just to be a dream, becomes your reality.