You might go to the ends of the earth
and still never find the answer.
You could ask the wisest teacher
and still not know who you are.
Stop all this frantic searching
outside of yourself.
The answers are within.
Get still, close your eyes,
There now, isn’t that better?
Mindfulness gives you the space
and the clarity
to help you choose a response
rather than reacting to life
the way you’ve always done.
The unconscious shame, blame,
the incessant comparisons–
We can shine the light of awareness
on all of these and more,
and each experience
can be an opportunity for awakening.
The question is not,
Am I worthy?
–because your worth was never in question.
The real question has to do with this moment–
What am I feeling now?
What is happening?
What are my senses telling me?
And what will I do with this information?
You have matured on this path
enough to ask the questions you need to ask.
Now go my friend,
go on and look inside yourself.
go and find the answers.
When you are tired and lonely,
when you are weary
and the journey seems far too long,
When the world is fraught with danger,
who steps in to remind you
that all is well?
Who gives you the hugs
and the reassurance you need
to take a deep breath
and carry on?
Who looks into your eyes
with compassion and kindness?
Who holds you
and whispers You are safe?
Don’t search outside for the answers.
Become very very silent and still.
wait very patiently
And little by little you might find
that the one you seek
is the being you are
The happiness you have been waiting for,
have been with you all along.