Love is your essence.
“If you move beyond the superficial level of fear, and deep into your heart, you will discover that there is a beautiful light that you have forgotten. The more you look at this light, the more it will expand within you and the more you will remember that love is your essence.
What brings you happiness? Do it. No matter what people might think. No matter how crazy it may seem. Follow your dream and your heart will be joyful. As soon as you have joy in your heart, then the spiritual work is very easy to put into practice. Utilize every moment that you have!” — Tony Samara
The only permanent thing in life is the impermanence and constant change in all levels. Impermanence and change, many times (if not all times), is beyond our sense of control. Our egos are only here to serve a very limited task, dwarfed by the structure that holds together the power of the unknown and the mystery of existence.
Find the way to pure existence.
When we are faced with adversities, great pain and suffering, the loss of our loved ones, what do we do? We are taken by our intrinsic fears and deep-rooted emotions. We spin in realms that we do not really want to be in and that, in a way, are only a creation of the mind. When the mind is able to see the big picture, it increases alignment with the driving force that leads to pure existence. All have the ability to experience this transcendence on a daily basis.
When we are in the spin, what do we do? When faced with the unknown and the strong emotions, we have no choice but to be present. Life brings you the right experiences you need to advance in your journey. You can create your own reality.
If your solar plexus is totally contracted and you cannot breathe, you can breathe more and work harder than ever before to come out of that space. It requires practice to be able to let go of any such patterns, but practice does not come out of words or ideas, but from action. Creative action aligned, with deep pain and suffering, creates magic. If magic is the focus (i.e. the magic of the unknown) then the outcome is magical.
The outcome in any situation is a challenge to be more present in what is real, to what is true. Building new constellations with others allow us to become more alive and experience real, tangible love. How can you know true love without knowing true pain and suffering? As Rumi says: “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” The same space that feels pain can feel ecstasy; the same space that is present to the mind is also present to the divine. Where are you going to put your attention?
Love is always the answer.
In the end and in the beginning we must be alert to remember the ever-present love that connects us all. The more we focus on this love, the more it grows. If we are totally focused on this love, no matter what, the outcome is sure to be extraordinarily intimate and one of unity.
Be courageous enough to be present to whatever is happening in your life. Be courageous to step out of the box and say, “I am here, look at me, feel me, honor me and embrace me so totally that you melt in my being.”
When we take the step forth and align ourselves with this creative action we manifest the pure intention of existence and we join our hearts with the divine intelligence.
Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deeper than Words’ was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”. This discovery eventually led him to the “Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, USA” where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” Curious to further explore the essence of spirituality Samara went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe. This includes a period of time spent with highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. People from all over the world visit Tony Samara for spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence. His main countries of activity are in Europe yet the assistance of the Internet is attracting a global audience through frequent online interviews and live satsangs. His function is as a Spiritual Teacher who encourages all to lead their lives actively in a noble way in order to realize the evolution of human consciousness. Short documentary featuring Tony Samara throughthestaticfilm.com. Contact Tony Samara at [email protected]; Twitter; or Facebook.
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