Back to Basics – January 1 2020

We absolutely insist on enjoying life.

from Alcoholics Anonymous,

(commonly known as ‘The Big Book)

A new approach to our experience on this first day of the year:

It is not the facts of our life that cause us to be happy or unhappy, but rather our point of view on those facts. What yesterday may have looked like economic doom, today may appear to be completely adequate to our needs, even though our bank balance has not changed at all. We have somehow shifted out of worry and into acceptance.

Sometimes these shifts happen on their own; but we can also bring them about by doing the simple mental work required to see life through new eyes.

This is where we find the power of the paradigm we can call ‘The Vedic worldview,’ the expansive point of view expressed through the Veda that says there is only one thing and it is consciousness itself.

Here are some points to consider:

I Am That.

Thou Art That.

All This is Nothing but That.

What is That?

Consciousness.

–/–

The whole of Creation is consciousness.

Consciousness is all that there is.

–/– 

 If A equals B, and B equals C,

then A equals C.

I am, so I must be a part of the All-That-Is. 

Consciousness is all that there is.

Hence I must be consciousness.

–/– 

The nature of consciousness is Bliss.

The nature of All-That-Is is Bliss.

The nature of myself must be Bliss.

–/–

What I am, in my least excited state,

is Bliss.

Beyond all these thoughts and feelings,

beyond all opinions, positions, history,

I am the place of pure Bliss.

–/– 

Bliss is my nature.

Bliss is my birthright.

Bliss is my responsibility.

–/–

If I am not feeling Bliss in this moment, it is not because Bliss is unavailable.

It is because I have not yet located it.

It becomes my task then to locate it.

Here. Within the Self.

Now. In this moment.

___________

Today I will remember that the nature of all that I am is Bliss, and I will find my way past every thought that tells me otherwise. I will find my way to that place that lies beyond thought, from which I may see and feel and experience the Bliss that is the truth of me, that is the truth of life.

Adele on Knocknarea, County Sligo, Ireland

One thought on Back to Basics – January 1 2020

  1. Thank you for these. I like to read them in the morning and they are always there for me. They are part of my “Brain Breakfast”, good thoughts to start my day.

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