Before you read the rest of this blog, I invite you to take a few moments to relax.
Close your eyes and bring your awareness to your breath, and then to the space between breaths.
If there is noise in your external environment, just allow it to be as it is and recognize that there is a spacious presence inside you that is untouched by it, unaffected and undisturbed by any of it.
Let whatever noise you may be aware of be brought home into the indefinable, immeasurable depth of silent awareness that is filled with love and self-acceptance, recognizing itself as you, just as you are.
As you give yourself the space to fall into this deeper presence, the truth of yourself that is always here has a chance to be revealed freshly.
If you have a deep longing for intimacy, then don’t miss this opportunity to experience the longing directly, with no action taken to satiate it. The longing itself can speak to you of your true nature, of your hunger for what does not come and go.
True intimacy is endless. It has nothing to do even with being human. It is an intimacy with the whole universe. The true meaning of intimacy is an embrace of the universe with itself in all of its horror and all of its beauty—in love with itself and deeply intimate with itself.
If you discover the truth of your being you have discovered infinite, unconditional fulfillment. Causeless fulfillment is within you. As long as you have any misunderstanding that true fulfillment can be found outside you in some object, then you are chasing a false god.
You can recognize that fulfillment is within, untouched by anything and always here for you, regardless of circumstances. Then the mind can cease its outward activity. You recognize the futility in these habits of reaching for “it” out there in some object or some activity. You recognize that what you want is here already.
True identity, true fulfillment, true intimacy waits for your discovery. When it is realized it is a satisfaction beyond anything imaginable. It is the satisfaction of needing nothing, of love overflowing in the fulfillment of itself. Closer than any feeling or emotion; regardless of any feeling or emotion, this fulfillment is here.
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Gangaji is the author of The Diamond in Your Pocket, Freedom & Resolve: Finding Your True Home in the Universe, You Are That, and Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story.