Well I woke up in that space this morning.
Oh sure I still am working on stuff, I still had my upsetting tiff with Karen on the phone last night, I still had 4 bites past the moderation threshold last night and didn’t practice 2/3s in a couple of parking lots yesterday, but I feel like I am at home in mySelf. I feel all parts of me clicking along in harmony and getting along terrifically. There are a lot of things and people I could be mad at this morning, there are a lot of things going on in the world that could sadden me or scare me, there are people who are in rough conditions with their health, finances, or psyche all around me, and yet here I sit at home in mySelf and content with life. I am aware of the urgency of the work I do, the need for human consciousness to be awakened and pointed towards life affirming choices, the need for all of us to smile at one another and laugh more, stop killing one another and hate less. I am aware of all these things and know my responsibility in both creating these things and dreaming up new ways of being about them.
And yet this morning I somehow feel like it is all unfolding perfectly. It is an interesting question floating around in the vastness of me; “How can all this be true in this moment?” and yet it is. How can I sit here in this home of contentment while there is so much misery and suffering, so much separation and conflict, so much, so much, so much……? Yet if I don’t sit here this would be missing from life and all would collapse on itself. I am beginning to see how important it is that, as Joseph Campbell said “We need to follow our Bliss”. Part of that journey involves dropping into the pit and fighting the monsters and part of it involves having these moments of appreciation and metaview that allow us to see the space around us and smile at the stumbles and fumbles that are happening around us as folks move towards their bliss. I do think that awakening consciousness involves reminding folks that it is their bliss they are following and not some manufactured BS that is actually part of their pit. So I have a job that I have dedicated mySelf to, and I am doing it right now, with mySelf and maybe with one or two folks that are reading this, a job that I will do today at the dentists office and the drug store, a job that I will do this weekend in front of a classroom of people and that I will do every day for the rest of my life.
Awaken the Diamond of Consciousness in all of us.
And what I realize today that is new and different in this contented home of mySelf is that there doesn’t need to be lots of struggle, effort, trying, and stress in doing that job. I just need to follow my Bliss, sit patiently in my contentment and act based on what and who is in front of me. What a cool job.
A Poll about Bliss