What is the purpose of my relationships? Are they helping me towards my goal of present peace? Notice your own symbols of encouragement. See also where you are compromising. Compromise at any level is a killer of present moment awareness. With this world being created as a trap, compromise is then a trap within a trap. The very moment we compromise, we imprison ourselves in a concrete mold of limitation. No wonder it’s hard to function in the world.
Are you holding on to the belief in sacrifice? The ego-mind believes that sacrifice is possible. When you practice having the awareness that everything is mind, this belief in sacrifice comes up into question. How could sacrifice be real, if everything is mind? This questioning is an opportunity for a resurrection in the mind! Holding on to a belief is what gives seeming life to an identity that is separate from the Love of God. Therefore your true identity seems covered over by this belief, much like a cloud covers the sun.
If everything is Whole and I’m not experiencing Wholeness in this moment, then what I’m believing cannot be true. The question then becomes, “What am I compromising on?” I ask, then look for the answers to appear. Doing this moment by moment, in relationships, and in all that is given, is the most practical and time-saving way. Holy Spirit is in the lead.
To begin this journey of Awakening can be very frightening. Getting out of your comfort zone by revealing and releasing your resistance and judgments takes courage. “Creating your own reality” is a notion coming from the ego. This is not about improving the personality, it is about letting it go and moving in the direction of the unknown. The gap between what is known and what is unknown can be terrifying. Old ways of relating seem to be falling apart and bringing us to our knees.
Have you ever caught yourself wondering, “why don’t I feel happy right now?” While you believe in duality, in the maze of space-time, you need help to get back to your natural state of true happiness. That’s where guidance comes in! It’s very practical. Henry David Thoreau once said, “most men live lives of quiet desperation.” Let’s take a look at those moments of quiet desperation! Do you ever feel bored or feel a dullness in your life? If you are not living a life right now that is consistently and supremely happy, you have some compromise going on in your mind. The sneakiest thing about compromise is that you don’t know you’re compromising!