Depths of Truth
It blows me away how love, relationships and personal truth are such deep topics. As long as I have been doing this: working in kindness, exploring my relationships and understanding truth: I have discover these are each never ending processes. Each day just opens up more: to see and embrace my relationships and life with Kindness / Compassion ever deeper. Heart is a bottomless topic that reaches as far as one can push for in life.
We need kind relationships which go beyond a single definition of what we can be. In many things, including relationships, we try to define and limit what we hold. Yet a relationship is something which in reality does go far beyond what we can really hold. The depths of what two people are together compared to their thoughts of what they are together are usually very different.
The mind thinks: oh sure yes, I know there is more. The rational mind thinks it can see the depths to compassion or finely determine the size and shape of a relationship.
The mind approaches this process by thinking it’s like a clear pool. The mind imagines the current bottom 20 feet away and then says: “I can see the bottom, what’s the big deal it’s only 20 feet deep.”
The mind stops thinking when it hears words like “heart”: stops at the words it can’t define with a ruler and then sticks to what it first imagines. The mind limits concepts like love and relationships to be based on simple stories rather than allowing them to flow and expand relative to their complexities.
This is where the mind gets it all wrong…
You dive into the clear pool of compassion and reach that initial bottom 20 feet away to enjoy… then in that moment you rediscover each day that this bottom isn’t a bottom at all but rather a baseline of acceptance. That baseline continues further to be one of countless more. It just goes further and opens up to so many more opportunities to embrace and play through.
It becomes a process of enjoying the exploration. I feel speechless in the warmth I find from this. This is one of the wordless truths of a spiritual path or being in a deeper soul based relationship. That a true relationship is ever evolving and changing.
A non relationship side note in this logical spiritual chain of thought:
Until modern society stops thinking in the rational mind set… Where it sees a pool at only 20 feet deep rather than accepting the deeper spiritual truths of having more to explore. It will strip away the world to that bottom line it only thinks exists. Never realizing there was so much more beyond, which was all dependent on that first layer of 20 feet being there in the first place.