Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October 27--I Am

I exist as I am. That is enough.  --Walt Whitman

    Whitman offers a profound spiritual truth there, but how many of us believe and live that? We are our roles--mother, father, worker, manager, athlete, surgeon, son, daughter, and so on. We are so used to labeling ourselves in some way, that we are lost without those labels. We often feel we need to look or act in a certain way to be likable, or to keep others content with us. We have to "keep up with the Joneses." Our status or level of wealth defines us. We seek the rewards of acting as a "human doing" rather than a human being.
    What if we strip all that away? What if there is nothing to prove, no one to please? What if there is no need to justify one's existence? What if we are all simply one of the "mooing herd," no greater and no less than anyone else? I'll grant you that this is a challenging way to live, to be fully dependent and operating on one's inner connection to All-That-Is, without investment in the outer trappings of life. This is seeing ourselves as Spirit sees us--perfect, whole and complete in every way. Each of us is an individualization of Spirit, and as Whitman says, that is enough.  
    You are enough and I am enough,

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