Anger, fear, worry, depression. We all get upset sometimes. Sometimes for a moment and sometimes for what seems like a lifetime.

“It’s because of him, because of her, because of this or that,” is what we tell ourselves. Our entire sorrow, blamed on an incident, a circumstance. “If only that didn’t happen, I’d be ok,” is what we’re certain of.

What if that wasn’t true? What if what happened 5 seconds ago or 20 years ago or what we think might happen isn’t the reason we’re upset right now? Yes, what happened might have been absolutely horrendous and unjustifiable, but is it happening right now? Or is it happening in our thoughts and feels like it’s still happening right now? Upset that we can’t go back and do something about it.

What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if we didn’t have to relive every painful memory with all its anguish?

You may not realise this just yet, that we actually don’t have to. What we are feeling in the moment that we are upset isn’t the incident or circumstance, we can’t be because it already happened and isn’t happening right now.

What we are feeling is thought, the feeling that if it hadn’t happened we’d be ok, the fear of it happening again, the feeling that we’re not ok, that we’re different, that we’re separate from the world and no one can ever understand.

We are feeling thought.

You are ok, even if it doesn’t feel like it in this very moment. Who you are is ok, can never be harmed, can never be destroyed, because you are love, even if it doesn’t feel like it, you are joy, even if it doesn’t feel like it, you are happiness.

Realise that for yourself and you’ll notice the anguish no longer looks or feels the same. Yes, whatever happened, happened, but it’s not the source of your existence, your wellbeing isn’t dependent on it.

You come from love, you come from joy, you come from happiness, and whatever happens, it can never be taken from you because that who you are and can never be separated from love, joy, happiness, peace.


Have you ever misremembered?

Sworn you put something in your pocket/bag but then realised you only imagined it?

Did or said something in a dream but truly believed it was while you were fully awake?

We sometimes misremember. We sometimes misinterpret, thinking we are certain. A mirage. So real and yet it’s not.

And it’s not just with memory, it’s with current experiences as well.

Have you ever been caught up in a disagreement only to realise you’re both saying the same thing?

It’s so easy to see something that’s not there, to believe something that’s not true.

What if we were to realise that what we’re caught up in isn’t really there? That we got tangled up in a misinterpretation, a misunderstanding. “Oh, I had it all wrong.”

Humbly allowing the veil to fall, revealing truth.