by Adrienne Ryan, Brisbane, Australia
There is an exquisite ‘quality’ deep within every human being that we can allow ourselves to feel, connect with and begin to nurture.
When we connect to this quality and allow it to be, it naturally and effortlessly becomes part of whatever we do – it becomes our expression.
The more we nurture it (like a seed with sunlight and water), the more it grows and the fuller our expression of it becomes. As we nurture it, over time the quality within grows from seed to sapling and onward to oak.
We all have it – we all have something within ourselves, a unique quality with its own flavour of delicateness, tenderness, or joyfulness; so beautiful, so lovely and so natural. When we connect to it and continue to nurture it along, it begins to radiate out in every activity.
When I stop and connect to the delicateness I am and let it be, it becomes my natural expression without a drop of trying. It feels lovely all round because this quality of delicateness is present before, during and after whatever it is I am doing.
When I ‘try’ to do something delicately, I miss seeing that I already am delicate and crazily end up trying to create it instead, working hard to do things delicately in order to feel it.
I also notice that when I am ‘trying’ to be delicate, it’s definitely not lovely all round. I don’t start with this quality, but with a feeling of not having it and wanting it, believing that if I do things delicately – then I will become delicate.
The ‘tragedy’ – beautifully highlighted at a women’s presentation by Universal Medicine I attended last week – is that this quality is already forever there alive and well within us: that it doesn’t come from the outside no matter how hard we may work at doing things delicately.
For me, when I stop trying and start instead to feel and connect to this quality within, it begins to blossom effortlessly throughout my whole being – it comes alive within me first and then naturally permeates all my activities from the inside out, and not the other way round.
Connecting to the exquisiteness within is a journey worth taking.
It feels amazing. Sometimes at first, it can be a little difficult to accept the exquisitefullness of me… to know that I am every bit of this, and not just a little; that I am worth it in full and all the time, not just on special occasions. That it is okay to enjoy my exquisitefullness even when others around me may have forgotten theirs; knowing that it is equally in all of us – without exception and whether we choose it, or not.
There’s more… when this process begins, eventually the question is asked: “If I can feel this amount of loveliness, how much more might there be to feel? How much deeper can I let myself go into the loveliness I am?”
It is inspiring to know that this quality is ALREADY there within each of us to connect to at any time and to unfold in our own time. No matter what our situation or how far down a certain path we may have gone, it is never too late to connect to the fathomless, constant, loveliness that is within and let it grow from seed to oak and beyond…