As the month progresses it seems likely that the pressure will begin to subside of its own accord as we begin to realise that the source of the pressure actually comes from within: it is the exhaust fumes of the internal battle going on between pushing on and letting go. Many of us are fatigued; not so much tired, as drained, hollow and empty, right down to soul level. It feels like there is nothing left, and yet, we fight on, intuitively knowing that we have to go through rather than around. Even though it feels intense and the air is thin making it hard to breathe, we plough on with the trust that by turning to face the pain and intensity we are ultimately stepping towards liberation.
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”—John Lennon (via kushandwizdom)