Weekend Special – the joy of being you

Worrying about what other people think of you is hardwired. However it doesn’t and mustn’t prevent you being, thinking and living originally, authentically and creatively, as failing to do so means you’re depriving yourself of the fullness of the gift life is presenting you with – and that would be rude.

This doesn’t imply going into denial and pretending you don’t care what other people think.

What it does mean is understanding that the level at which we judge each other is illusory. All this is the Tao manifesting itself in myriad versions through us – it’s theatre to amuse and entertain the Tao. And it’s the Tao playing all the parts itself, wearing different faces to do so.

It makes it totally convincing so each of its manifestations (you and I and everyone else) actually believes itself to be an individuated entity. It has to do this or the theatre would get swiftly boring for it and it has to hang out for eternity so needs to make its theatre good enough to last.

But theatre it remains in essence so the opinions of others, or more usually, your assumptions and projections of the opinions of others, are essentially meaningless.

The local self, the disguise, naturally cares, but the universal self, the Tao behind the disguise, just laughs.

And as long as your heart is filled with the intention to spread and share love and the innate joy of being alive, your actions will all ultimately bear good fruit no matter how convoluted the way there may become at times.

In short, hold a loving intention, be who you are and disregard the opinions of others and be who you are. This facilitates a far more wonderful life for you and by extension and in the fullness of time, those around you, and in any case it’s your divinely ordained duty.

Through your originality and creativity the Tao finds its fullest expression through and within you.

May the Tao find its full expression in and through you today (and tonight).

For a wonderful acupressure technique for strengthening healthy self-fullness see the Members’ Wisdom Drop.

Love, D

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