Dearest soul,

 

I’ve been trying to come up with a really valuable article for you. Something that you can tangibly do that will help you. Something that will give you an “a-ha” moment. Something that will spark a light inside you to be happier, live more fully, love more openly. Hurt less.

 

But here’s the truth…

 

I’m tired of writing “how-to” articles.

 

I’m tired of providing valuable tips, advice, words and techniques to try to help you.

 

I write this stuff because you ask for it. And I want to help.

 

You scroll your Facebook feed, obsessively refresh your inbox and scour the internet… searching for answers… you want THE answer…. something that will make everything better. Something that will finally let you know that you are truly OK. That this mess called life has purpose and meaning.

 

I’m sure I’ll keep writing this stuff and you’ll keep asking.

 

But not today.

 

Today, I’m not going to give you any practical advice.

 

Today, I’m not going to give you any actionable tips.

 

Today, I’m not going to try to help you.

 

Today, I’m just going to tell you how I really feel about you.

 

And here it is:

  • You don’t have to DO anything.
  • You don’t have to ACHIEVE anything.
  • You don’t have to LEARN anything.
  • You don’t have to GET anything.
  • You don’t have to BECOME anything.
  • You don’t have to FIND any answers.
  • You don’t have to TAKE any more courses (not even mine).
  • You don’t have to FIGURE OUT how to make that magic wand work.
  • You don’t have to READ another article.
  • No more.
  • There is no MORE that needs to be found, uncovered or learned.
  • There is no MORE that needs to be forgiven, loved or accepted.

 

I teach all these tools and techniques and it’s all for what?

 

On one level, I know it helps. You’ve told me it helps. Some of you write to me crying and spilling your heart out. And I’m grateful that I can be a facilitator in helping you see your own light in this world. This deeply fulfills me.

 

That I can help you feel a little better when you’re in a social situation and getting anxious because someone’s being super critical.

That I can help you move through your heartache from the betrayal of that breakup.

That I can help you feel compassion for yourself when all you’ve felt was anger.

 

But beyond this… there’s a deeper layer of healing, and truth.

 

All that other stuff is surface stuff. I know it hurts and some of it cuts really deep.

 

But there’s a deeper layer beyond the pain and our human struggles.

It’s called the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

 

The truth is you are perfect just as you are. There’s nothing for me to help. There’s nothing for you to fix. There’s just… nothing.

 

And in this nothingness, beauty graces us with her presence.

And the Universe explodes in stars and galaxies of reverence for our existence.

 

I drew the TreeDoodle above a while ago.

Today, I remind you (and myself), to dance among the stars.

Today, let’s transcend all our struggles and fears.

Today, let’s not try to fix ourselves or accept ourselves or even change the world.

Today, let’s look at the bigger picture and remember who we truly are.

 

But it doesn’t really matter.

We can remember… or not.

We can transcend… or not.

We can dance… or not.

 

The truth is the same no matter what.

You are the Universe.

And you are perfect.

 

That is all.