You are beautiful.

Yes, you.

You are beautiful just as you are.

You are whole and complete, just as you are.

You were this when you were a newborn infant, and still you are this.

Your Essence is the same radiant Power that births billions of galaxies.

Your Essence is inviolate, unbroken, eternally Whole and Complete.

This Essence is your birthright.

No one can take it from you.

But we forget about this Essence.

It gets buried beneath so many layers of ego, persona, conditioning, trauma, indoctrination, ‘education.’

Yet it’s still there, precious as ever, waiting for us to rediscover it…

There is no need to judge yourself.

And when you judge others, you also judge yourself.

The level of intolerance you hold toward others is the level of intolerance you hold toward yourself.

We are all of the same Nature, the same Essence.

To rediscover this Essence, look deeply within yourself.

Realize that you are not your name, your possessions, your roles, your titles, your nationality, your gender, your race, your religion, your politics, your body.

All earthly identities conceal your true identity, your Infinite identity.

Step back from your mind.

You are not your thoughts.

You are not your emotions.

You are that which witnesses these things.

You are the Space in which all things occur.

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You are the witnessing Presence, the Awareness, the Pure Consciousness in which all phenomena arise and fall away.

You are that which doesn’t fall away.

That which is Infinite and Eternal.

Look within yourself and see.

Learn to step back from your mind, your story, and dwell in the space of simply witnessing all of this.

Learn to spend time bathing in the undifferentiated Ocean of Pure Awareness.

This lightens, liberates, vitalizes.

It helps us to see that everything is always Okay, that nothing can ever be wrong.

That this earthly affair is a game, a dance, meant to be enjoyed and not taken too seriously.

Appreciate each experience for what it is.

No need to try to cling to anything or push anything away.

Enjoy this moment, then let it fall away.

Enjoy the Now, for the Now is all that we ever have.

Resisting the Now is futile and maddening.

Befriend the Now.



“The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.”

And be gentle with yourself.

Surely you will forget the lessons…

And learn them again and again.

And this will be painful.

This is what it is to be human.

No need to make it more painful by judging your emotions or judging yourself for learning at your particular pace.

Trust the Flow.

Trust the Mystery.

Be what you are.

And let that be enough.

I Love you.

May you be Free.

Joyful.

Strong.

Peaceful.

Excited to live another day.

Peace, Joy, Freedom, Love, Power
Jordan Bates

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If you appreciated this, I recommend reading the Tao Te Ching.