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Cosmic X-Ray

By July 10, 2014Articles, Read

What happens when we feel like a talentless waste of space, a no hoper, a useless failure? Maybe we like to develop the theme further with stories about our worthlessness, our self-delusion, that we’re ineffective, unproductive, that everyone else is so much more talented than we are; or else we seek out excuses and justifications: if only we had more time, if only we had more money, if our job were different, the kids were older, we lived in a different country, in a different time in history, if if if…

But there is another possibility, the path less travelled: to go beyond the realm of thought and its stories and come directly into the rawness of the moment, the visceral world of sensation, of aliveness; to feel the high voltage of our anxiety and frustration, its tense, edgy, nervy, restlessness; to welcome it, to honour it in all its intensity; for the hard shell of the insufficient ‘me’ to split wide open and be immersed in the fear of uncertainty, of vulnerability, of being utterly laid bare; to abandon oneself completely to the exhilarating aliveness of it all.

It’s then that the great synthesis can unfold and the joy of our being floods in, like a shaft of sunlight radiating through a gap in the clouds, penetrating life with its wavelengths of truth. And what does this cosmic X-ray reveal? Everything is made of atoms of love! Jiggling and vibrating away in their merry dance of sweet perfection.