I am a lover of what is,
not because I'm a spiritual person,
but because it hurts when I argue with reality.
We can know that reality is good just as it is,
because when we argue with it, we experience tension and frustration.
We don't feel natural or balanced.
When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.
Byron Katie *
How do I find peace?
When 'what is' can feel so dark
When the story seems set
When hopes held dear
Byron Katie stresses that acceptance, and actually LOVE of what is,
does not preclude taking action to bring about change.
Simply, that it is pointless to argue with the reality that presently exists.
Since, it, in fact, IS.
She also believes that the essence of the Universe is good.
If we trust that God is Love
That the creational direction of this universe is that of love and goodness
We can know that all is ultimately well
Deep, intense, wild
'What is' can appear to lead only to decay and loss.
but, it does not.
That which carries death,
atrophies and passes.
True life lives on
We are Jonah in the dark belly of a fish.
I may feel that my life is static.
(Or, evidence of the gift.)
Sees beauty shining through the darkness.
Renewal emerging from dissolution.
Sees the end of the story.
And loves what is.
Check out Byron Katie's Work. Life changing stuff.
Portions inspired by Dark Nights of the Soul, by Thomas Moore