It’s quite dangerous to base so much of your life on being better. There is no summit and if you slip, you’ll fall right into inadequacy. You’re in danger of believing that everything and everybody around you isn’t good enough. And when I sit down and think about it, this is what I’m truly scared of…that my way of life has become dysfunctional to the point that I’ve to pushed away all my girlfriends, all my good friends, all my acquaintances and all the things that bring me joy because I’m in search of something more. I’m scared that on my pursuit of betterness, I’ll forget how to be happy.
“When I was anxious, you were there for me until I realized everything was okay. When I was uncertain, even about you, you were there for me until I realized you are someone I can be certain about. I understand why you feel insecure, but I promise you, I’ll be there for you until you feel safe.”—
Scratch my back when I’m sad. Let me run my fingers through your hair. Let me be weird. Be weird with me. Travel with me. Talk to me. Pack me lunch. I’ll make you dinner. Tuck me in. Kiss me good night. Be yourself.
The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not “the thinker.” The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought, is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind.