Today I saw a mother bird, desperate to feed her babies, attempting repeatedly to get to them.
Would she die of exhaustion trying to feed her babies, who would then die of starvation? Watch the video.
Until you are free, you need a “why” stronger than your attachment to free yourself.
Mother bird had a pretty big “why.” Several of them.
If she had a mind, on the 22nd try she may have thought, “I can’t get in,” believed it, and gave up. Whether or not birds have any sort of thought, we don’t know, but if she did, she certainly did not believe it.
Like the mother bird, you need to be single-minded and focused on your “why.” When you have a strong enough “why,” the “hows” take care of themselves. As you can see in the video, there is a very large hole above where the mother bird tries to enter, the hole which she uses to exit the nest. Sometimes the short-cut is right under your nose, or beak.
The best news you could hear today is that you can skip attachment to needing some thing, person, or event and go right to the “be happy,” using Alchemy. But if you skip the outer “why,” what inner “why” will motivate you until you discover something greater? You don’t have to let go of your attachment for nothing.
My single-minded desire was happiness (feeling good) and love (no blame), which are two sides of the same coin. Whatever your “why,” it’s simple–turn away from the outside, and seek joy within. That is what happened to me. My attachment to feeling good (inside) and to giving only love (outside) led me to look right under my nose. And I was rewarded beyond my wildest dreams.
All attachments are “whys”…The good news is, the outer “why” is ultimately the same as the inner “why.” Why are you are attached to having some thing, person, or event? Ultimately, to be happy.
You are already attached to happiness, love, and joy, or you would not have an “outer” attachment. It’s just that a tiny mistake–with huge ramifications–has been made. You have mistaken the thing, person, or event for your happiness, for your love, for your joy. Value love and joy themselves above anything else, and this confusion is cleared-up and the attachment dissolves.
Inner peace comes before outer peace.
To borrow from Jimi Hendrix, when the power of (inner) love exceeds the love of (outer) power, peace will prevail. Inside, and out. Inner peace comes before outer peace, in your immediate circle, in your community, and in the world. That is how important you are.
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Six years after the violent suicide of her father, in one moment her own intense suffering was swapped for amazing joy, altering her life permanently. Happiness and peace became her predominant states. Laughter exploded at the simplicity and power of it, and tears of gratitude flowed. Understandings began to come about how we have been living backwards, how we have mistaken the outside for the inside, and how we have tethered ourselves to the uncontrollable winds of change in the midst of freedom—and how we can return to truth, sanity, and peace.
She is the author of “Alchemy” and “The Happiness Lie.”
We don’t want things, people, or events. We want the feeling we mistake them for.
~ Cindy Teevens