“I have a body but I am not my body; I have feelings but I am not my emotions; I have thoughts but I am not my thoughts. I am more than my body, my thoughts and emotions, I am a source of pure consciousness.” – Robert Assagioli
When I become tired of being swept up into the drama of life, I slowly remember to acknowledge that the answers and the guidance I am looking for, must come from within my own heart and intuition. It must always come from my own inner knowing and my connection with the universal whole. Overtime I have realized, that the thoughts, emotions and body sensations that I am observing, are just passing through, and that when I look deeply, I find what I need.
A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by, “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar. “I have nothing to give you, replied the stranger. He then asked, “What is that you are sitting on? “Nothing,” replied the beggar. “Just an old box.” “I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.”
“Ever looked inside the box?” asked the stranger. “No,” said the beggar. “What’s the point?” “There is nothing in there.” “Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.
How often do we not believe or recognize that what we hold beneath and within us is a treasure and the answers to our circumstances? It takes time to listen and let go of the thoughts and the busyness of our mind that prevents us finding this treasure. Through stillness, we will discover our gold.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behaviour.
You are beneath the thinker
You are the stillness beneath the mental noise.
You are the love and the joy beneath the pain.