Life is a process of self-discovery. I embrace All of Life, for All of Life is who I AM. As I embrace life as myself, I come to understand life as me. Life embraces me gently and joyfully in return.
Life is definitely a process of self-discovery. It’s not, however, feeling very gentle or joyful. It’s hard to think about embracing all of life when there are parts that feel so painful. Two thoughts come to mind. First there is Big Life and little life, just as there is Higher Mind and lower mind. These correspond respectively with Ultimate Reality and relative reality. Big Life contains little life and little life contains Big Life. It’s all One, just depends on where you’re sitting, what perspective you have.
The second thought is that Love is never painful. The absence of Love is what is painful. Or, rather, the perception of the absence of Love is what is painful. But (behold the underlying truth!) Love is all there is. If love is not perceived, it produces a state that does not exist (to paraphrase ACIM).
Note on healing: healing is the release, transmutation, of the ego– the little self– that thinks it can usurp the power and presence of Love.
“Not mine, yours.” I offer my ego for transformation, Swaha!