self-abandonment, a hot tub epiphany

While soaking last night, I considered a comment my counselor made to me around five years ago. She said, “Don’t abandon yourself.” This has been a bit of a koan for me, and I’ve returned and considered her statement many times.

Now I understand the deeper meaning. Nicole wasn’t speaking of everyday self-abandonment, where we treat ourselves badly, or allow others to do so–neither of those was occurring. It was far more subtle than that. She was pointing to Self-abandonment, with a capital S–getting so caught up in worldly challenges and chaos that Awareness, the ground of being available to each of us in every moment, is apparently veiled and neglected.

Today, while carrying deep concern for my son, I’ve remained with the source, too–tangible, yet without qualities. Right here, right now.

Thank you Nicole!

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2016

4 thoughts on “self-abandonment, a hot tub epiphany

  1. Arlene Metrick

    And thank you so much for this reminder, Amrita!! It’s what I am noticing and being with, too!!! It’s so wonderful to be reminded that there are others “out there in cyberspace” being with this, too!!! And very lovely to hear from you again!! Love to you!!


  2. Vivienne Verdon-Roe

    hi sweetie are you planning on coming to rupert in a week? would be lovely to see you. good post! v xxx

    Vivienne Verdon-Roe, Ph.D (hon) Certified Qigong Teacher (415) 868-2241

    “The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make.”

    Rupert Spira


  3. Barbara G

    “Right here, right now.” A wonderful reminder for me too, and something I’m able to do one day at a time. Thank you for passing on this wisdom, Amrita!


  4. nicole bennett

    My Heart is with you Amrita. Your epiphany and your sweet thankyou touched me deeply – as you always have. Love and Sweet Blessings, Nicole


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