I was walking on this little pathway next to the ocean and pondering whether or not it was possible to find peace in a middle of a thought storm.
Because I was experiencing one — a thought storm.
Even if I already knew the answer, I had after all experienced it before, I got quiet and waited for the answer.
What came to me was that our habitual thinking never held any answers for us. We could never find our answers through our own insecure, habitual thinking. All the answers we could ever find resided in the formless, waiting to be revealed for us through our own insights.
Even our wildest dreams would always pale in comparison to the beauty of the present moment.
…If we could let go of our own personal thinking.
And how do we let go of our personal thinking, so that we can experience this beauty and experience our own insights? Well the way this happens may vary when it comes to the physical form, but when it comes to the formless the answer is always the same.
By doing less. By realizing that there’s nothing to do.
By realizing how the less we do, the less thinking we create around our suffering, the more easily we can always be brought back to this place of the present moment.
This place that is the natural state of our being and there’s nothing we need to do to find ourselves in it’s beauty, but it’s rather the less we do, the less thinking we create, the more easily we are always brought back home.
And how do we realize this?
No one can know when we’ll experience our own insights. I myself experienced my first one in the middle of an anxiety attack even before stumbling upon this understanding.
However after coming across this understanding I’ve been blessed to experience many, many more of these little shifts in our understanding that always change our life for better.
Because the more we understand the creative power of our thinking and how we are one with this creative power, the more quiet we become.
The more quiet our thinking gets, so that there’s actually room for us to experience these new thoughts — insights — that are always these little shifts in our understanding.
And the more we do experience these insights the more beautiful life gets. The more beautiful our life, relationships, work and our world always becomes.
The more we experience these insights, the more we begin to find beauty here and now, with everything that we are already surrounded by.
Even your wildest, most beautiful dreams would pale in comparison to the beauty of the present moment — If you can let go of your own personal thinking and align yourself and your thinking with the formless.
And somewhere between all this pondering I found again my way back to the beauty of this present moment, experiencing my own peace of mind.