Have you ever seen the infinite grandeur of the Milky Way in the night sky?
The beauty and sheer size is awe-inspiring and provokes deep questions such as “How do I fit into all of this?” and “How was this created?”
And, at times, a thin layer of clouds blocks our view of the profound darkness and twinkling stars. But, we never forget that space is just beyond the clouds.
Inside each of us is a vast universe, an innerverse, which is equally if not bigger than the outer universe. The view of the innerverse, like the outer, is sometimes blocked by clouds. These clouds come and go at different times and take the form of our fears and lack of self-worth. The clouds hold in them the droplets of conditioning which cause us to react, blame, worry, and to be frustrated.
The good news is these ways of being are not permanent, and when these qualities no longer cloud our inner view, our true worth is revealed. Our worth and inner splendor are greater than the heavens we see above in the sky. As we experience who we really are, we gain peace, faith, confidence, trust, happiness, purpose, and love. I call this our Simple, which is our natural and preferred state of being.
As you set course on your inner journey to discovering your Simple, take a proactive approach. Here are a few activities that help to dissipate the inner clouds, and to regain a view of the innerverse:
- Reverse affirmations – give yourself reminders that your fears and negative qualities are not who you truly are. In those moments, create the experience of just being.
- Be kind to yourself (and others) whether in thought or action.
- Receive positive quotes of the day.
- Take self-development classes, either online or in-person.
- Work with a coach.
- Practice gratitude.
So, next time you’re outside, take a moment to look upwards and relish the magnificence of what is before you. Then, turn your vision toward your cloudless innerverse and experience your own worth.