Today I found on Twitter (@Phil_B108) a quote from Buddha: “love yourself and be awake, today, tomorrow, always.” I never heard Buddha taking like this… was my first thought. And then, astonished by the uniqueness and freshness of this quote … I began to listen… listen to my life and this amazing voice, the voice within, saying: “Love yourself and be awake, today, tomorrow, always.”
I never heard before such a kindness and gentleness coming from what I know of as the teachings of Buddha. Perhaps I never heard Buddha before? Really! Now, it feels certainly that way.
Even if I heard something similar from Buddha before, I was – obviously – not accepting it, receiving is AS-IT-IS.
And then suddenly, unexpectedly a question pops up: Can you receive it now?
What a gift! – Just this one question: Can you simply accept now what this voice is offering here?
Saying: Own who you are. Accept yourself. Love yourself and be awake. You are the Buddha, today, tomorrow, always.
Love yourself and be awake. Give yourself this recognition. No one else can see that, no one else can be that, because there is no one else. All there is – is THAT.
Being THAT – “love yourself and be awake, today, tomorrow, always.”