Are you Getting Dirty with Life?

I came up with this expression during a lovely session with a client earlier today. I love it.

Getting Dirty with Life.

It came up in regards to her discussing a parent that was so caught up in living up to ideals and being perceived in a certain way, that they were unwilling to really feel their feelings and really just be in the reality of being human.

Life is messy. We make mistakes. We get hurt. Others hurt us. We have painful feelings. Ugly feelings. But that’s life. Denying it just builds immense internal tension and stress. And that will eventually erupt somehow and somewhere that often has little to nothing to do with the original cause.

What generally causes us the most suffering is our inability to accept and surrender into this messiness. We cling so tenaciously to how we want things to be, to what we want, who we want, and how we think we, others, and the world should be. But it’s all just not.

Can you sit with that? That life is just not what you want. Not what you think it should be. Can that be ok?

Because maybe the way you’re wanting it to be something that it’s not is not allowing it to be what it is. Not allowing it to be it’s full beauty – flaws and all.

There’s a Divine Order to the Universe on every level. If you think of how vast of a context that order holds, how could you expect your human mind to understand it and try to control it down to your small perspective?

We’re here. We’re on Earth. We’re Human. Do you allow yourself to feel every Truth of what it means to be a mortal human on this planet? All the Truths of being precisely who you are. Precisely all you’ve done and all that’s been done to you.

Have you ever met someone that claims to be very religious, or meditated a lot, or some similar practice that is centered around love and compassion? Has there been lots of beautiful words about love and compassion but somehow there’s just doesn’t feel to be a lot backing it up? Well, that usually means that person hasn’t been willing to really get dirty – to really face all the dark, challenging things within themselves. But this is exactly what we need to do in order to manifest true love and compassion.

We need to be able to get dirty with life. We need to get comfortable with all that we fear, want to avoid, feel shame or judgment about. We need to get messy – and be ok with it.

From the rich soil of the Earth, comes the greatest Beauty. By being present with and accepting your own “dirt”; by diving in and being real with it, you will find some of the deepest riches of your own Being. This is the place from which to grow a real life. A Meaningful Life – flaws and all.

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