“To come to possess Everything, seek to possess Nothing.
To come to be Everything, seek to be Nothing.”
–St. John of the Cross
Let’s stop pretending that a few trinkets will satisfy us, dear friends. We’re always wanting more. Only Everything will be enough for us, but we will never “get it” as an independent self, a “somebody,” a “person.” From the starting point of already being separate, we’ll never find it. Sooner or later we’ll all go back to square one, admit to ourselves that we know nothing – and never needed to! – and drop this illusion of being a separate entity.
There’s no other way to find the Everything we are so desperately seeking.
“All we can know is that we know nothing. And that’s the height of human wisdom.” –Leo Tolstoy
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” –Plato
When we come to accept All That Is, all that we see happening around us, as being Just As It Is, we no longer need to understand it, improve it or change it. We stop resisting… which is what keeps us unhappy… always searching for more. Because when we allow the world to be What It Is (without complaint!), only then can we begin to lose this idea of separateness… and come into possession of what we’ve been seeking: more of ourselves.. Finally, we’ll never want MORE of anything. We’ll be satisfied.
Everything will be enough for us!
This means transcending thought. This means transcending understanding. This means transcending language. We simply sit and smile, like a child… and wonder at This Perfect World, playing itself out like a beautiful movie.
Yes, once we allow Everything, we find that We Are Everything.
And none of us will stop until we get there.