Spiritual teachers consistently point to what cannot be spoken of, and to that which obscures it, including our deep-seated resistance. Where we are, right now, is exactly where we are… and that space (or place, we could say) can’t be wrong or ‘not needed’, even though the mind will tell that story. And so if where we are is listening to or reading words written by a spiritual teacher (or not…) it’s perfect just as it is. If it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be. We could say what is is ‘needed’ because if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t … be. This includes, of course, resistance–which is what is in the moment it arises.
When the profound truth of this is recognized within, a huge weight is lifted off our shoulders as we no longer feel that what is isn’t as it should be (in whatever way we believe or view that–it can be incredibly subtle). We see that what is, is–and we finally rest in that recognition, no longer seeking and striving to change… ourselves, our life situation, others, something, anything… everything.
God, I love this woman!