I’ve been thinking about big things lately. Deep things. That’s kind of normal in this Jamie body. I like to contemplate the soul and existence and why my socks still look dirty after I wash them.
And during one of my ponderings I was thinking about Love and God and Peace. All the same things to me disguised with different letters of the english language. I got to thinking that we make these concepts out to be so illusive. We think they are these big, grand things we spend our whole lives trying to “get” or “achieve” just like everything else. When we see them in that light, they do seem a bit far off and too big for us little ol’ us. “Love” seems too divine, like for monks and stuff. “God” and “Universe” seem so... God! And “peace” seems like a short lived experience for only the lucky ones who must have done something really great in their past life. But, I’m beginning to disagree. The reason we don’t feel these “things” more often is because we view them as difficult to obtain.
I realize now, it’s the other way around. It’s that easy. Love is so simple. Peace is who we are 365 days a year, for our whole lives, underneath thought. It’s our default state. (even if we’ve forgotten because of so much “suffering” thought piled on top, like a lawn under and dozen kids after the candy-showering of a freshly cracked pinnata.
Love is just okayness. It’s simplicity. It’s acceptance. It’s subtle. It’s anything uncomplicated. Peace is the same. And so is God. And the Universe. Gentle, simple, there everyday. It never goes aways. But sometimes we can’t see it if we are looking through the wrong lense. Maybe we just have to begin to see that it’s here everyday. All the time. And it’s not such a big far away thing. And we don’t need anything to change on the outside world to achieve it. It’s already ours. That’s the great illusion. If I could just have that thing I’d feel better. If I could just have cleaner socks, more people would like me.
Open your mind a little today to the energy of love feeling like the energy of a gentle friend in your life instead of a scary monster. Maybe God feels like a sweet pet you adore instead of a big man on a loud speaker who gives you a twix only if you’re “good”. Maybe peace is as attainable as laughter instead of this weird detached state you’ll achieve and never be able to relate to other humanoids again. Let’s not complicate these magnificently simple gifts of ours. They are all around us and they’re ours for the easy taking.