“A sane mind doubts, knows the quality of doubting, questioning, having scepticism, but also it knows when to let it go. Like a dog on a leash, it must be held, but you also know when the dog must run freely.”
~ J Krishnamurti
Indeed, it seems so important for each of us to – if only for a moment – let go of the mind’s beliefs, anxieties, fears and desires; to simply walk out the door of everyday experience – to follow the light of our inner urging that bids us to leave the mind-made prison confines of traditions that seem to powerfully hold us in our dramatic story, always confused and conflicted; that keep us running wearily on the pleasure/pain wheel, seeking but not finding, dreaming about being happy some day, somehow, but not pausing to step off, to step away, to step beyond, to recognize that what we’re looking for is what we are – peace. The peace that arises from, and in, a deepening self-knowing that ancient sages called ‘nirvana’ – which means ‘cessation’. Therein lies the calm and clarity of ones’ being.
Clarity appears when one is headless, so to speak, (with a kindly nod to Hardings’ Headless Way) when one deposits their personal “preferences and denials” at the door before entering into a quiet, new space; an aware, selfless spaceousness wherein one sets aside all knowing, all accumulated, conditioned and cultivated knowledge to rest in simply being the peace, beauty, love and joy one effortlessly, choicelessly, is. In fact, in truth, there is no door; the supposed ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ is one in aware self-knowing. Reality and peace is here and always open, now. 🙂