‘Don’t get ahead of yourself.’
We’ve all heard this advice; usually given by a family member, close friend, or co-worker.
Don’t worry, you can’t.
Can the sky get ahead of itself?
It’s impossible to get ahead of your true Self. Of course, your Little Self, your personal self, can and does get ahead of itself, or behind itself, all the time. Thoughts of the past and future flood the Little Self like endless waves crashing on the shore – we anticipate with excitement or dread what may happen down the road and, conversely, pine for or regret things that have come and gone.
When you abide in your original nature, as your original nature, which is all you really can do because you are that to begin with, you can’t get ahead of yourself because there is nowhere to go. Your ever-present Self is found everywhere – limitless, boundless, infinite and eternal. It neither comes nor goes. It exists prior to all appearances, permeates all appearances. It is the source and substance of all appearances.
And if this is true for you, it has to be true for everyone else – there is no room for two in something that is infinite and eternal.
There is only one thing going on, not two, and you, I, we, are each a unique expression of this not-two-ness.
When you see this in yourself, as yourself, and recognize it in everyone else, all that is experienced, that can be experienced, is inseparable love.