“A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.” Adyashanti in My Secret Is Silence
I’m as big a fan of The Greatest Showman as the next teenage girl, perhaps for different reasons, but love it nonetheless. I understand how the song This Is Me has become an anthem for all those who feel alone and outcast. Declaring, “Take it or leave it, this is what you get. I’m here and proud of it. No more hiding in shame!” Who doesn’t want to rally behind that with a fist pump?
Accepting this human form exactly as it is. Perfectly imperfect. However, I propose a rewrite more in line with reality. What if instead of “this is me” the song declared, “Say what you want. This isn’t me! Your thoughts about me aren’t me. Your thoughts about me aren’t even you! I am you. You are me. We are One. And we are a beautiful mystery.” Not exactly chart topping lyrics in the world of illusion, but Truth is often not popular.
These bodies and personalities are not ours. We do not posses them. Divine Being, Spirit, God, the Energy of the Universe (pick your label of choice) transformed into the body and mind called “you”. That’s why you are in this world but not of it. Like sugar dissolving into water. Form and formless as One. Where does one begin and the other end? They don’t.
Everything is unfolding perfectly and nothing is perfect. So until every being recognizes the truth of who they really are, let’s work within ourselves to accept a wider range of “normal”. Because really there is no normal outside the world of thought. Who made that up anyway? See through it and, poof, it disappears, like sugar in water.