My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Wholeness is achieved by integration. When you come together, without resistance nor rejection, you experience a sense of wholeness and completeness.
The more we work with the universal - the concept of unity and wholeness - the more everything makes sense.
Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a bigger picture. Let opposites coexist in you - like fear with love - without choosing one over the other. Embrace both and then create your life from wholeness.
Part of this journey is knowing, accepting and loving yourself, the other part is using your capabilities to their fullest potential and this also gives you overall direction in life.
Our Soul is essential a powerful source of love; that's true for each and every one of us. Love is the light of truth. When you accept truth as your being, it immediately exposes the Shadow, all the other parts of yourself that are not guided by love. The light exposes their lies. But we depend on those other ways of being, as we created them to solve problems in life, albeit in fearful ways: to justify, make excuses, blame, rationalize, be right, avoid, and so on - rather than the braver path of communicating empathically and taking responsibility. So courage is needed; the way out is the way through. But it's worth it as bringing light to the misguided solutions of the past - understanding why they were made and loving their creator - is the ultimate learning experience and enables us to embrace our wholeness. As Jack Kornfield says, "The wholeness we seek is our true nature, who we really are."
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Wholeness is integrity without the "shoulds." Integrity, according to the dictionary, can mean wholeness, but it can also be interpreted in a way that carries a lot of baggage. This add-on baggage includes self-defeating concepts like "should," "try to," and "high" standards. All of these concepts are facets of Old Reality consciousness. Continues...