by Jeff Foster
We are taught
that we must struggle
to get what we want –
But what do we want?
we are not looking for more ‘stuff’.
We are looking for a feeling –
A sense of completion
A sense of wholeness
A sense of not seeking.
The end of struggle itself.
We seek a state of inner contentment
That has nothing to do with objects
Or money, or achievements, or goals
Or “having what we want”.
We are looking for our true nature
Wild, open, whole and free.
In seeking it, we push it away.
In running towards it, we lose ourselves.
Send your ideas into the ether
and rest now, child.
Dream your dreams and let them go.
Sink back into the moment.
Find completeness in the incompleteness.
Be happy with your marvellous unhappiness.
And rest in your restlessness.
Be perfectly unfinished.
Let go of the story of ‘lack’.
Let go of competition and domination.
Let go of winning, losing, being better.
Let go of ‘letting go’.
Find gratitude for what you have.
And presence in the place where you are.
You don’t need to manifest anything
To be happier than you ever dreamed.
The material world and the spiritual world
Red and blue, left and right
What you have and what you don’t have
And all the million opposites.
And all that has been written about truth.
These things all collapse into simplicity
Here is the abundance, then:
You, here, breathing,
Alive in this Mystery.
Awake to Yourself.
– Jeff Foster