As an infant and toddler, we learn that our safety lies in submission, obedience, and compliance. We hardly have any personal capacity to keep ourself safe, other than through these strategies. So, we learn that it is often better by far to hide our truth. We do that so well, we forget there is such a thing. Thus is the origin of sadness and self-doubt, confusion and weakness.
Later, when we have learned how to enter into the heart of our deep being, we discover that we now have unfettered access to unlimited shakti, the creative power of Existence. Now, our safety lies in telling the truth. In fact, more than our safety depends upon this telling the truth from the center of our deep being: our integrity, our authenticity, our beauty, our genius, our love — oh, fuck it: Telling the truth means showing who we are 24/7 in vivid colors. And “who we are” is vast, gigantic, hysterically free and wildly inventive and sassy and — oh fuck it: JUST ROCK ON WITH WHO YOU ARE!
The true source of our safety is here: in our own deep, profound, shakti-rich, magnificent, genuine, powerful being. Here, we are invincible. Here, in our utter openness, transparency, vulnerability, and honesty. Here, we are safe; nothing can hurt us. And because we are safe, we can afford to risk. Risk what? Our truth, our tender heart, our expansive soul, our infinite creativity. Oh, yes, I almost forgot. Our love for all of Existence. Our caring an kindness, our affection and friendliness. For our own self. For all our brothers and sisters. For all of life. Because we are safe, we are free.
It makes me cry to see how close we are to freedom and glory. And, yet, how many of us know this? How many of us set ourselves free?