I’d like you to know some things.
I’d like you to know that all our pain and struggling is just the clenching of muscles, that all this tension will inevitably be released. The troubles of life arise and subside, they are waves and we are sailors.
I’d like you to know that all our loved ones live on inside our hearts, that all loss is transformation, and that transformation is also inevitable. The joys of life arise and subside, for they too are waves.
I’d like you to know that you are not ugly, that you do not need to hide yourself, and that everyone belongs to a tribe. There are many who admire you in silence, bashfully, from afar. You have a tribe, a people – and you can seek them out. Do not let the hurting, sad ones make you feel alone.
I’d like you to know that you are not dumb, that you do not need to feel stupid about the things that you don’t know, and that you are a wise and intelligent eye of God. Everyone shines in their own way, and you don’t need to walk well on land if you’re a fish. Find your song, and sing it… your heart is full of treasures if only you find the right language to speak.
I’d like you to know that there is no danger here, that just now you are perfectly safe. There is nothing to fear in this place we share at this moment – me in my writing and you in your reading. You are home, wherever you are, if you choose it.
I’d like you to know that you cannot be tamed against your will. Whatever they might say or do, your true self cannot be bound, burned, maimed or killed. You are a mighty unconquerable force of will, if you choose it.
I’d like you to know that all your ideas about yourself are fictions. The images of ego are shadows on the cave wall, amazingly intricate paintings of sand that will blow away when the wind rises. You are a spiritual awareness creating the world you perceive, including yourself.
I’d like you to know that all your concepts of other people also come out of your imagination. We seek power and comfort through making assumptions, but the bounds we put on other people exist only in our heads. We are all free, there is no certainty, and that is a blessing.
I’d like you to know that love, happiness, and God are only words used to point to experiences in primal awareness. All of the important things cannot be adequately communicated or contained in thought. All of the important things happen in mindfulness.
I’d like you to know that you’re not separate from God. We are all that same one, eternal consciousness. Every time you stop cloaking the world in thought, you will be guided deeper into spirit. Your soul, the Witness, has been trying to guide you this whole time.
I’d like you to know that there is bliss here and now. It’s underneath all these shadows and dream waves of life. You can find the kingdom of Heaven within you, if you look deep enough and destroy enough illusions. It too has been here this whole time.
I’d like you to know that there is ultimately bliss. You will lose everything you love, you will lose yourself, and it’ll work out joyfully. You’re okay and you always will be. You can see that through the radiant eyes of love.
I’d just… like you to know. Do you?