I received an email recently, titled, “Sitting with Our Sadness.” And it began: ”Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and we will come out the other side.” Now, in many spiritual circles, there’d be a nodding of heads at this. Maybe you know what I teach well enough to expect the opposite response here? Indeed, I was shaking my head.
We might like to believe that we are the storytellers, but in truth, the story came first. ‘Story’ could be a verb instead of a noun: ‘To story’, an activity of unfolding narrative.
What is ‘true nature’, beyond the fancy concepts?
If you are exploring true nature, principles, essence or whatever name you’ve given it, here’s an idea to play with:
The deepest longing of the heart is for home—for peace, freedom and joy. Through exhaustion, boredom or accident—sheer grace—we see that the world will not, cannot, deliver. We naturally turn inward.