• Rev. Ani

Dear One

Dear One,

I am writing to remind you of things you already know. Self-transcendence is the way to peace. When you are mired in the realm of “What about me?” and trying to force an outcome that will be in your own “best” interest, you create your own suffering. Peace is not the result of force, but of surrender. The battle to protect your pride and uphold your agenda is over when you withdraw from it. What remains is serenity.

Surrendering self-interest is not the same as accepting defeat, but it is about losing. When you give up self-centeredness, you lose the very thing that was blocking your well-being; you lose your big, self-absorbed ego. Now the agenda that you are serving is beyond yourself—transcends yourself—yet includes yourself.

When you step out from under the cloud of self-cherishing, a whole new world opens up. This is the world of simplicity supported by stillness, peace drawn from impersonal power, the mystical in service to the mundane, and demand that is fed by an endless supply.

When you are suffering, a helpful question may be:

What opportunities to serve the greater good am I missing because I am enchanted, like the stepmother in Snow White, with my own image?

Your peace and fulfillment are found when you step away from the mirror.

Remember, this moment is an opportunity to connect to Love, and therefore, to live into the fullness of who you are.

As always, do what best awakens you to love,

Your Inner Wisdom

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