Pure as the white driven snow can be like a metaphor to the state of our consciousness once we cross the bridge that connects us to the other side of our reality. The purity of heart that carries us closer and closer to the light gives us the courage to venture across the bridge that leads us to true freedom.
What freedom you may ask must I strive for, I have all the freedom I need in this modern day existence? Well the freedom I speak of is that from the ever present voice in the head which we mistake for being ours.
The relentless chatter the egoic self batters us with every minute of everyday is so present we mistake it for ours and believe it’s a natural occurrence. There’s nothing natural about it, it’s quite the opposite. Who is the it you may ask, well, that’s the voice in our heads causing us to stay in fear and unease as we go through our day.
The true purpose of the ego is to trust no one, especially the heartfelt reaction to events that shape our lives. It keeps us in a state of doubt and dependency on the opinions of other rather than our own, as we strive for acknowledgement and acceptance. It’s easier to agree than disagree so we make friends with the ego thinking it will serve us and all will be well.
All this sounds rather dim in a time when seasonal cheer is amongst us, however for many the New Year is a time for new resolutions and clarity of their lives. I bring this to the attention of those who already had a sense something was not right in their decision making, as the internal conflict seems to continue.
The correlation between the heartfelt response to a situation as opposed to the egoic reaction can truly prolong and lengthen the path on your life’s journey. The path is that of self discovery, truly understanding who you are in the silence of stillness, and that requires a quieting of the mind that may have stored a lot of out dated programing the ego has cluttered our mind with, leaving very little room for new ways of approaching your life.
Awareness is the first step to accepting what truly is, not a mind made story to suit our needs for the moment that the ego feeds on. The truth shall set you free, for the ego cannot live there.
Recognize yourself as you take the shorter way back home, “cross the bridge” eliminate that which causes you to second guess yourself. Avoid any unnecessary suffering as you struggle to find your own voice which the ego had control over.
The winter of our lives can emerge as beautifully as the springtime, we too can unfold as a flower as our unconscious self becomes conscious and we can relish in our true beauty. Follow the light for no darkness lives there.
Love and Light