These brief moments speak not of all things being good, perfect, or even making sense. They’re not even moments of clarity. No. These moments slip us past the veil of time and place us in the presence of all that is.
They are moments in which we glimpse eternity.
Though rare and often realized only in retrospect, these moments open the eyes of my deeper self (aka true self, the one who knows), and allow cares, grudges, worries, burdens, and concerns of all sorts to fade into the background. In this space I find profound connection and the capacity for empathy, unconditional acceptance, and forgiveness.
While these moments cannot be summoned, they may be welcomed. Creating a hospitable place and extending invitation may be done in several ways: calm, quiet listening; mindfulness practices; experiences that draw our deep focus; and others.
We may not know when we’ll waken to these moments. Yet, be assured that blessing may be found in our waiting…and listening.
Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life. Joseph Campbell
Here is a brief post by Jack Kornfield on the true self or “the one who knows” (read now)