I used to think that I can figure myself out with the thoughts in my mind
This is a tall feat when one considers the complexity of a human being
Combine this with trying to figure out the universe around you
My ideas of who I was, or what the universe was were certainly my own
If I asked another person, I got another response
In the end, I was stuck with nothing more than differences in thoughts or beliefs which are contained within each individual’s mind (including my own)
So, how did I figure myself out?
By no longer trying to figure myself out
I remained completely still
I listened to the voice of consciousness itself
The voice that permeates throughout the so-called named “universe”, which “I” (along with all others whether they are aware of it, or not) are woven into
So, just like the Tao, so am “I”
The “I” that can be named is not the “I” that “I” am
“I” am not the “I” that “I” think “I” am
“I” am a part of the entirety of “existence” itself
“I” am unknowable
“I” am unnamable
I found this answer within myself
The answer is also inside of you
It’s in our heart
What is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves to alleviate mental illness.
We can give ourselves the greatest “medication”.
We are the only ones that can give ourself this “medication”.
No doctor or pharmaceutical company could give us this “medication”.
What is this “medication” ?
This medication is forgiveness.
It is a common perception that forgiveness occurs outside of the us — that we ask someone to forgive us.
This is indeed a miss-perception.
We cure ourself of the toxic anger within by forgiving ourselves as well as anyone else that we perceive to have wronged us
In order to do this, we need to point the finger at ourself and then forgive ourself.
We take responsibility for our own wrongdoings.
We realize many of our wrongdoings are reflections of our own sufferings that we unconsciously take out on others.
I see ourselves in others and then we forgive others.
When the forgiveness is unconditional, it comes from the heart.
Anger held towards oneself or another only serves to create suffering.
If I am to prescribe the number one medicine to commence the journey towards the liberation of mental suffering…
I prescribe forgiveness.