One Day at a Time
Dear Blessed One,
Who do you think you are? Whoever that one is, is not who you are. As soon as you have an idea of who you are, you’ve already limited It.
If I’m not all that, what am I?!
Don’t look for an answer. It’s the sound of one hand clapping. You can’t get your mind around it.
Just sit in the space between the thoughts…the stillness. A sense of the truth of your being rises up from the open space of not-knowing.
There is nothing outside of you or inside of you for you to find. You’re looking for what you already are.
What’s holding it all, even the question? Get under the clutter of mind-activity and touch into the sweet, vastness of nothingness. Be courageous enough to wander in the place of no-control, where the trained mind melts and the heart leads.
Renounce the illusion that the mind can find the truth if only you let it search just a bit longer, just a bit more diligently. That is the habit that needs kicking. Stop going there. When you see that you’ve picked it up again, just gently surrender the story, without judgment, and move awareness back to the heart, where guidance can show the way.
When I was attempting to get sober, I was told by many that there was a much better chance of me not drinking if I stopped going to drinking establishments. At the time I had no idea what else I might do with myself, drinking was so much a part of my life, and what made life doable (I thought).
Suspended in a life I didn’t know how to do, the urge and the cravings to drink were so intense; I didn’t think it possible to not drink. I told myself (over and over), if it’s this bad tomorrow I will drink. Somehow, one day at a time (over and over), I was able to get sober in 1997.
The habitual pattern of following thoughts, making up stories, seeking answers to questions that the mind itself has created, is all just static in the field which gets in the way of realizing the sweet stillness that is watching…at peace…lovingly holding everything.
Stop going to the thinking realm, there is another way that is not of the mind. It may seem scary if identification to thinking is strong. Tell your mind you’ll come back to it if dis-identification to it doesn’t work for you. Then, one day at a time, just for today, don’t follow the mind.
Nothing else is needed to complete you, to make you more worthy, or more spiritual. Nothing else can be more complete, worthy, or spiritual than you. You’re It.
The miracle is right where you are.
Much Love and Blessings to You,
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”