All the prayers you have uttered and the longing in your heart, these have been heard by the Divine. There are no parts of your being that are not known and loved beyond your capacity to understand. Create a place within you that believes this is true, a tiny speck of well being that allows the soothing nectar of God’s love to carry you through your life.
There is a tendency to project the source of truth onto another. This often happens in our relationship with the teacher and it acts as a barrier to true awakening. One Thursday evening, at one of my teaching sessions in Corte Madera, Laura raised her hand to speak. She is an earnest young woman who had recently attended one of my five-day residential retreats.