OK, they're set aside. So now, with both of them set aside, it's
to ante up.
you / we
you, I say, because you turn the model of what it takes to be alright,
on its ear. In just about everything we do, practice,
etc in order to be alright, a
certainty (which is to say an unexaminedbackground
certainty) is if we do this, practice this,
this (ie whatever this is) long enough, we'll gradually
become alright and eventually we'll be
alright. And even if we don't eventually become
alright, then at least we'll gradually get a
in the process, yes? (another unexamined
certainty is it's worth staying in this process even if it proves
because it's somehow good for us).
from all that. What you bring with you and put on the table at life's
pot-luck party is our already alright-ness (if you will).
There's no becoming alright
There's certainly no getting
it's all already alright - and in it, I'm already alright /
we're already alright. If I tell
about it, all those precious, noble doings, practices,
etc ie all those endeavors which comprised major
chapters of my life
myself in this
with you, as valuable as they were to me, as
as they were to me, as fascinating as they were to me,
never made me any more alright than I already was. That's the bottom
Some of them may even have
of experiencing I'm already alright sooner than I did.
And aren't you the one who said the thing we're most reluctant to give
up in order to be alright, is the fervent, feverish, cherished
that we're not already alright? How
that? How pure is that. Your
doesn't come from figuring things out or from being the smarty pants.
comes from your simple willingness to
and look into the space and say what's there without adding
or spin. "Oh anyone can do that
..." say the naysayers. Perhaps. But there's a big difference in this
regard between you and anyone: for the most part, people don't have
as you do.
for themselves. Your unflagging
is an enormous