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Loving Existence Theory: How to Find the Peace You Already Have

Who am I to write this? I’m just a young adult who over the years has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and clinical depression, who after years of suffering, treatments, and spiritual pursuits, has found nuggets of truth worth sharing. Many of these ideas are realized with the help from Buddhist, Christian, and Spiritual teachings from the Buddha, Jesus, and contemporaries like Eckhart Tolle, Mingyur Rinpoche, and many others. However, I hope you’ll find these ideas to be basic, human truths accessible to all without external requirement.

There’s a simple idea which may require the suspension of your prior judgements and assumptions, and may require an understanding from your heart before an understanding from your mind. That is, when dealing with life and its many paradoxes, visceral heart and gut feeling is often more useful than logical and mind-based sense. In practice, notice when attempting to mentally understand a topic and continue with or without this understanding. Keep reading, keep acting, and focus instead on any sensations in your body which hint towards the heart’s understanding. It is our tendency to pause when our mind is confused or challenged, and many times this premature doubt from the mind is the terminal reason why we cannot or do not understand our heart. That said, let’s continue with our hearts open and our minds aware.

The simple idea I refer to is two-fold. First, all beings are the manifestation of love. Second, our outward search for love through control is the cause of all suffering.

Let’s test these assumptions. (Do not continue to the next numeral until you’ve thoroughly tested and believe its preceding. Testing may take you mere moments, hours, days, or lives. All possibilities are just and as intended.)

These three tests are enough to liberate anyone from suffering. The paradox is the more you try to evade suffering and the more control you reign on your life, the more you will suffer. The ultimate key is to test, realize, and believe that you need nothing. For love is what we’re after, and we are love already.

Title Photo by Håkon Åreskjold

A designer in training, and a consumer by nature. I don’t intend to write, except in those times when I come upon a unique idea and feel compelled to share.

A designer in training, and a consumer by nature. I don’t intend to write, except in those times when I come upon a unique idea and feel compelled to share.