We all like a mystery, we like a secret. We search for the secret of life, we go and uncover hidden practices, looking for pieces of wisdom kept out of view.
But what if you go on a quest, search for the truth, and it turns out to be much, much simpler than you thought. We expect the truth to be complex, because our thinking minds love complexity.
Simplicity can be so simple, that you don’t respect it. You’re like, ‘that’s it?’
Not only do we love complexity, we love to look for solutions in objects, people, and situations that are external, thinking that whatever ails us can be found out there somewhere.
So here’s the Great Mystery:
Everything you think is outside you is inside your heart.
Isn’t that a mind-bender? The true substance of your being is so vast that it includes the energy field of all other people, animals, plants, objects, stars, and planets.
As Hazrat Inayat Khan said, “your heart is larger than the universe. If there were ten universes, your heart would contain them all.” When you really take that in, it really re-shapes your idea of who you are.
No doubt this is why the mystics and sages greeted each other by saying ‘O King of Kings, O Emperor of Emperors!’ (or ‘O Queen of Queens, O Empress of Empresses!’)
If you really take in the idea that your heart is so vast, so powerful, so all-encompassing, then remind me what it is you cannot do?
Please share your thoughts with me below.
Yours in the One Heart,