'What if a fresh experience, from inside of us, is always available?'
In this modern life, the relentless pressure to 'self-improve'; initially appears innocent and innocuous. But with this striving to improve, we can make the mistake of thinking we're inadequate; that we're somehow lacking.
Through harsh judgment of ourselves and others, life indeed becomes a struggle. Just getting through the day can in itself become a lonely battle. All too quickly, we can end up stuck in the striving rather than the flow of thriving ...
In moments of stillness, however, there's a deeper knowing, that the human system is innately intelligent, with constant, permanent resilience and well-being built-in.
Thankfully, the nature of life is that there are for all of us, brief moments when we glimpse a recognition of what really matters.
It's not a 'clever' intellectual thing; rather a soft realisation; a knowingness of something we'd long lost sight of.
When we pursue life only with our intellect, wellbeing - like a rare butterfly, appears to fly away. But when our personal thinking settles, so too does the butterfly.
Our thoughts continue to come in all shapes and sizes. And they'll always come and go; that's just what they do. Free will however, allows us to choose which of our thoughts we pay attention to.
By acknowledging these more settled moments, however short-lived, we re-experience our innate wellbeing; a well-spring for hope, creativity, courage, kindness ...