Teaching our kids about the world is one thing. Teaching our kids about themselves is a whole other enterprise.
The Shift is underway when we begin to pay less attention to the outer world and more attention to the inner one. It’s a crucial movement. Ignorance of Self exacts a terrible toll.
The word “intimacy” comes from the Latin for “depth.” Love is not about going ‘out there’ and finding someone. It’s about falling ‘down there’ and finding ourselves.
There are two ways I can go: I can please myself or I can please other people. The most difficult path is the first one. This is “the narrow way” Jesus spoke about.
We cannot try to be happy. In this endeavour, trying is failing. What we can do is investigate why we are unhappy, to see how our dream of happiness depends on some person, situation or circumstance. Dependency is misery. True happiness comes from within. It already is.