Everything in the universe has essence; otherwise it will not exist. Every stone, bird, tree, flower, bee, mountain, stream, are natural forms that have an inner, timeless beauty. When we look at them, we see life in its joyous, abundant perfection. And the wonderful thing is that we are connected with this abundance through our own existence. We are already rich and perfect now.
However, we can’t feel this perfection because we impose our rigid expectations on life. We want life to cater to us. We don’t feel enough, so we look outside ourselves for satisfaction. We constantly chase money, fame, approval, and praise, which are fleeting and always leave us with a sense of unhappiness. But if we allow things to be as they are, we bring space into our existence. It is this space that gives us a new perspective on things. Life will then bring us to the perfect moment which is richer, deeper and fuller beyond our comprehension.
As Anthony De Mello puts it, the finest word is one that is not spoken, the finest action is one that is not done and the finest change is one that is not willed.