5 Basic Truths

“Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in nature.”~ Martin H. Fischer

If you choose to live with more love and less fear, or more ease and less complications, this week’s wisdom offers you a true ground of being to get you there.

Consider that most everyone has lived with the condition of needless suffering; a mental program that creates discontent. This condition is inherited, insidious and infectious. It is born of faulty beliefs and shows up in the chronic habits that lower our state.

One way you can relieve yourself from beliefs that create needless suffering is to embrace 5 basic truths……….I call these the Givens.

If you accept and adapt to these challenging truths, you will experience yourself with less resistance and more acceptance. You’ll be able to flow with life in a more expansive way. These are not beliefs, yet rather universal truths.

1. Life is not always fair.

The nature of our mind attempts to make things fair. It wants justice. And, when we feel hurt or unfairly treated, our mind resists, rebels, takes a victim stance and sometimes attempts to get revenge. On the level or our humanity, life is not fair. Yet, on a spiritual level there are checks and balances, the laws of karma, or cause and effect. Often we can’t see this realm. While our programmed mind resists injustice, our spiritual nature rests into the bigger mystery and lets go into it. Take on this truth: Life is not always fair.

2. Pain is a part of life.

No one escapes some degree of pain in life. Physical pain, mental turmoil, emotional grief and spiritual disconnection create suffering. While no one consciously chooses pain, our ability to be with it and accept it for what it is grows deeper awareness. Pain creates an opening to bring us home to ourselves. Take on this truth: Pain is a part of life.

3. The mystery does what it does.

If you are like most people, you’ve grown up dreaming a future life and you put your energy behind creating this life. You believe that your actions are taking you to the place you dreamed of. At some point, everyone wakes up to the fact that life knocks us off course sometimes. It rattles us a bit and this very chaos of disruption opens our eyes to more clarity. When we are given these unplanned side trips, we are forced to go deeper into the mystery behind our minds good ideas. Soul life calls and it has different plans for us. Take on this truth: The mystery does what it does.

4. Everything changes.

Think about it, has anything ever stayed the same? Change, growth and death are inherent in nature. Seeds bloom into fields of wild flowers, the child becomes an adolescent, and all relationships are born and die. Whether we reject or embrace it, change is of the essence of life; the one constant. Take on this truth: Everything changes and ends.

5. People are not loving and loyal all the time.

We human creatures get messy. We may intend to be kind and express love and loyalty, yet the unconscious and dark side of human nature lives within everyone and on occasion shows its ugly head. Taking on the notion that people do their best according to their level of consciousness at the time, helps us swallow this bitter pill. Forgiveness is the way to grace. Take on this truth: People are not loving and loyal all the time.

If you choose to live with more love and less fear, or more ease and less complications, I hope this week’s wisdom offers you a true ground of being to get you there.

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