I can be like a sponge, soaking up everything in my environment. In every moment of every day I’m taking in information, I’m learning something. The time came when I recognized that much of what I’ve learned is untrue. These untruths stem from a belief in duality. A belief in good and evil – opposing forces. Now, I know we live in a unified field – one and only one. I believe that evil is not a separate force, but simply that which appears to be destructive. Now, I remember that there are seasons to everything. Sometimes the winter season feels intensely destructive, and then spring comes and the renewal begins again.
I consider how many things I hear in a day that I could easily accept as true that are actually completely false. Things such as: people don’t change, life is hard and then you die, etc. Any lie I choose to believe will create upset in one way or another. The upset calls it to my attention so that I can address it.
In ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND, Shunryu Suzuki writes, “When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship.”
Today I invite you to make a list of beliefs you’ve accepted that you’d like to forget and replace with the Truth. Be sure to include beliefs about yourself as well as beliefs about life and others. In choosing to actively release these false beliefs, you’ve taken a giant step toward living in Truth. Through the personal practice of living in alignment with Truth you are a positive voice for truth in the world. Be willing to forget the false – it only has the power that you give it through your belief. Choose freedom!
I AM willing to forget the false and focus on Love.