You know how trees are rooted in the earth with their roots spreading deep, wide, or both, (depending upon the type of tree)? Your true nature is exactly like this. Steady, stable, strong, calm, peaceful. We are all like that. It’s our true home and always there.
Have you ever noticed when you wake up, before your brain engages, you feel relaxed? Or maybe when you’re sitting by a lake or river and your mind isn’t blabbering at you, you actually feel less stressed, worried, or anxious?
How do I know this is your true nature, all of our true natures? Because we all want to feel that way as much as possible. Can you honestly say I love feeling anxious, worried, scared, stressed? Or do you prefer the calm, relaxed feelings you have on occasion ?
If that’s your true nature, how come you don’t feel more grounded and relaxed on a consistent basis? I’ll make it easy. Because you believe all the thoughts that run through your mind and take them personally. You innocently decide that those thoughts mean something about life itself or who you are. They mean absolutely nothing about life and who you are. They are nothing but words strung together in your mind that you give meaning.
Here’s the best news about all of this. Because of your innate design, the one we all possess, your mind will self correct. It’s built to fix itself. If you let it.
Say you are feeling crappy. It just means you’re having a thought that makes you feel crappy. Leave it alone, do nothing with it, and voila a new thought will pop into your head, therefore a new feeling. You don’t have to do anything at all. No tricks. No techniques. No thinking happy thoughts. It will change on its own.
Don’t take my word for it. Try this on for size. Notice what happens.
Your true nature below you’re thinking is always there. If you stop trying so hard to think about things, your true self will emerge on its own.
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