The intellect is one of the great treasures of the human experience. It allows us to constantly evolve, and provides us with essential skills, such as discernment and comparison, that help us to make decisions in our daily life.
However, the range of the mind, no matter how varied and fascinating, is limited. The mind cannot fully understand the intricacies of love; it tends to focus on banality and flutters incessantly between one thought and another. Even in the midst of the most amazing beauty, for example watching a beautiful sunset, the mind wanders to other times, other places: “Wow! This sunset is wonderful. They say that a sunset like this means that tomorrow we will have a sunny day. I hope so, it’s my only day off and I have things to do. I should go to the gym in the morning. I need to lose weight!” Etc., etc.
By identifying ourselves so deeply with the constant chatter of the mind, we have lost sight of our true greatness, which lies buried beneath the limited thoughts and opinions of the mind, acting as a matrix. We are caught up in this mental matrix. It’s like a network that catches us and we believe that the network is all there is. It is easier for us to listen to someone telling us that we are mediocre, ordinary or not so special, than hearing that we are capable and wonderful. We have been told that we are inadequate, useless and even stupid. We constantly compare ourselves to others.
I did not escape the matrix during my childhood. As a child I was much taller than most children my age. This made me an excellent runner and I easily left my competitors behind in any race. My teachers told me: “Do not win so advantageously, you make other children feel bad.” As a result, I began to put the brakes on myself. I began to believe that I should not shine, but only be “normal.”
My teachers also criticized my extroverted behavior. They believed that a young girl should be demure, and never stand out in the group. Desperate to get approval from them, I became insecure. I thought there was something wrong with me because I was not the quiet, passive girl they thought I should be. I learned to doubt myself all the time and to act small.
Instead of flying high, drawing on the magnificence and beauty of life, we play small. We cannot see our greatness, we have accepted domination by the matrix of the mind, as if what we think about ourselves is what we really are. As a result, we go around in a foggy environment, incessantly seeking peace, love and happiness.
It is time to listen to our heart. It is time to know that we are wonderful beings, each one of us perfect and luminous. The slightest contact with love-consciousness changes everything in an instant. When you experience that, everything else becomes secondary. Because your heart knows. And it never forgets.
Isha Judd is an Australian humanitarian spiritual teacher based in Latin America, author of “Love Has Wings” and “Why Walk When You Can Fly?”. Watch “Why Walk When You Can Fly?” on itunes. Her website is www.ishajudd.com. Watch more movies and inspiring videos at isha.tv
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