There is only one necessary beginning point when it comes to truly making a change in your life and that; is the experience of powerlessness.
If you are in this place or can identify with this statement than you have known the deep and disconcerting feeling of it. Perhaps you have tried repeatedly to fight it. If you are lucky you have not turned to alcohol, drugs or some other form of denial to avoid it. Grace happens when you are forced to “be with” it…. and be with it authentically.
Going where the pain is may seem counter intuitive ~ but like a chinese finger trap: You can’t go around it, you can’t go under it, you must go through it or inside of it to become free.
As we go inside… what will we really find there and what are we truly afraid of?
The very thing that keeps us from this experience at all cost is: the EGO.
The ego will go to great lengths to protect itself ~ in fact, it would sooner die and admit it is mistaken in its thinking or its viewpoint.
In the place of powerlessness lies the grace of humility, compassion, and love.
If you are lucky enough to venture in to that dark place you will eventually come to a soft glowing light which will unfurl its gifts for you.
You will wonder why you waited all this time.
“Thinking, or more precisely identification with thinking,
gives rise to and maintains the ego, which, in our Western
society in particular, is out of control. It believes it
is real and tries hard to maintain its supremacy. Negative
states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and
jealousy, are products of the ego.”