“There’s nothing to do, nothing to be, and nothing to become. There’s nowhere to go and no experience to have.” Adyashanti in The Impact of Awakening
My children are still very young. If this body called “me” died in this moment, my two year old wouldn’t even remember me, consciously. My four year old may have a vague memory when grown.
I use an awesome app called Qeepsake. It’s an online journal to record memories of my kids. It texts me every night with a question about each kid. I can answer it or ignore it, send in a photo or write a random entry at anytime. It’s really genius. One question it asked was, “What is one piece of advice you want to share with (child’s name) now or for later?” I didn’t have an answer right away but today it became clear. I wrote to them the Adyashanti quote above and this:
“You, as you are right now, are enough. Always. You do not have to become anything or anyone other than what this moment is. Discover who you really are. Not the body or mind or personality, but the true you, which is already whole and complete. In silence, the true you will be revealed. It is who we all are. It’s the only thing worth pursuing, but you don’t really have to do anything to see who you already are. If this doesn’t make sense, that’s ok. It will someday. If you feel lost, study with Adyashanti. His words will point the way, but you still must find it yourself.”
Family and friends who are reading this: If I die before they become adults, please point them to this blog when they are older. It is for them. It’s all I wish for them to know. It’s all that matters. I know they will never question my love for them but they may question their existence. These words are not the Truth of existence itself, but it may help them discover it for themselves.