You have to really, really believe in something, you must have some extra skill to believe that you are unhappy. Because by Being, by nature, is the joy. By nature, it is the joy! Just like it is by nature for the flower to smell beautiful.
The nature of Self is happiness and lightness of being, joy, openness. But when the mind tries to cultivate that, OK, there is also a place for that. The person tries to become better, to be more understanding and so on. Sometimes you see people who are trying to be understanding. When somebody is talking to them, you see them going, ‘Yes, yes’, because they’ve learned how to look like they are listening. That is not really understanding. But when you somehow fall into your own ocean, everything becomes light, light, light, light, happy, joyful and open, because you are not afraid. So you are more kind, naturally. You are not trying to be kind, but spontaneously, you cannot help it. You don’t want to hurt anyone wilfully. Of course, you cannot stop people being hurt, but you don’t willfully hurt. This is just an amazing thing in the life that we are this! We are This! But somehow, we are dreaming we are different from this. Thank God for Satsang, because it is bringing you back. Come and wake up!
Come, wake up! Come and wake up back into your joy, into your beauty and grace!
This is an excerpt from the August 2017 Monte Sahaja Silent Retreat. The full session is available on the online Satsang Shop here.