I was so excited about doing these every Tuesday, and then I forgot yesterday! So, here’s the Tuesday Three Truths and One Wish…on Wednesday.
Truth: You are not broken, a problem to be fixed. You are not–no matter what advertising, religion, culture, or that little meanie with sharp teeth that lives in the dark might say–you are not basically bad, you are not unworthy or unlovable.
Truth: You have a basic goodness, a deep wisdom and compassion that are available to you every moment. It’s right there inside, waiting all the time. No matter what mistakes you have made or bad luck you have, it remains, it cannot be used up or “smashed to bits,” no matter how hard you might try and no matter what happens to you. You have everything you need already to save yourself.
Truth: Your basic nature, the “real” you, your Self, is like the sun. Weather comes, clouds and storms, and can make it seem like it’s gone, but it is always there, even when you can’t see it. In the same way that the sun is a universal truth, so is your basic goodness.
There’s a little flame inside us all
Some shine bright
Some shine small
The rains will come
And the waters rise
But don’t you ever lose your light
~~Addison Road, “This Little Light of Mine”
I Wish that all of us could live in that truth, that we are good, loveable, wise, brave, and strong.