I’m aware that there’s been a larger gap than usual in me putting something out on the blog so I hope this finds you well. It’s nice to be in touch.
It’s been a busy time for me with lots of projects and work within universities, and I’ve also spent a lot of time learning more from many of the practitioners I met at the conference back in April.
What’s been striking me is the simplicity behind the understanding that many of these Psychologists share.
It’s so easy to become focused on our personalities, our reactions to things and on what we see happening out there, that we forget what’s deeper inside.
At times we innocently identify with feeling bad or finding things in our experience hard, and we forget who and what we really are.
We forget the power and the beauty that lies within every single one of us.
We can got lost focusing on our thinking and behaviours, on other people and on the circumstances we find ourselves in; and we forget what never changes – the essence of us.
Who we really are comes before any of our thinking, behaviour or life circumstances.
Who we really are is found in the soul; and our souls are pure love, contentment, peace and joy.
When we feel these things we’re feeling our souls, our real selves, the essence of who we are.
We find our way back to the feeling of our souls when we stop taking our thinking so seriously, and when we look beyond what can be seen on the surface.
The essence of who we really are, our true nature, goes beyond the physical and is untouched by anything that might have happened to us.
It’s a consistent and stable resting place that we can drop into whenever we want.
A psychiatrist I heard speaking said that he’s got the best job in the world, as he gets to help people realise the gift they have inside them, and he gets to be with them as they unwrap and uncover that gift.
From this place inside there will always be answers, and there will always be wisdom; and they will come with a good feeling.
Nobody can give us better advice than our own wisdom can.
We have all the wisdom we will ever need within us, right when we need it, in every moment. We have all the love, joy and peace. We just need to know where to look.
It’s a comfort to me to know that we all have this place within us. This source of love, wisdom, joy and truth; and that we can look beyond anything that might be presenting – for ourselves or others – and know that something much deeper lies beneath.
This to me is the best gift of all!
I hope you have a joyful and merry Christmas 🙂