"There is no enlightenment
outside of daily life."
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
This quote speaks volumes in one short sentence. Here is what I thought when I first read this quote this morning.
There is no peace without peace being within us. There is no love without love being within us, expressed by us, delightfully received by us. There is no such thing as business ethics. There is no compartmentalization, no private closets, or privacy on the Internet. We cannot step out with one foot while the other is bound to the floor. We cannot reach out while holding onto our place.
If we are not who and what we are then we are only who and what we are not.
But the real value of our life is being who we truly are. It is sharing who we really are. It is living that which we essentially are in our daily life.
We have been trained by others to wear masks and to attempt to hide who we are. Enlightenment, I think, is merely letting go of all the masks, the training, the proper etiquette, the private closets, the business ethics, the chains that bind us.
Enlightenment then is release. It is not something we find, but something we know deep within. We simply uncover it. We allow it. Within that, we find grace, peace, joy, unconditional love, compassion, freedom, and as we express our real selves, we share these qualities with all others, while at the same time giving permission to all to choose the same, or as they will.
This Then Becomes The Life We Came Here To Live, To Share, To Be.
Spread Some Joy Today--by allowing your essence to be your dominance.