So when I titled this blog, I labeled it "bigger on the inside". What does that even mean really? Am I going to be eating more, filling myself with helium? Nope.
If you know me, you'd know that I am a dude that has always loved to explore, and see new things, through my own eyes. Well, that exploration has been both an outward journey, but also increasingly an inward one. I always remember an ancient Chinese proverb I once heard:
"big has no outside, small has no inside".
We keep finding more and more stars at the edge of what we once thought was the frontier of space, and the particles that make up stuff seem to just keep breaking down into smaller and smaller parts. Gotta love the proverbs.
Now I am not saying that I am going to take a look at my atoms, but I am going to work in essence on that which makes up my innerworld. When I say bigger, I am referring to my essence, my spirit or soul even. It is MY belief and opinion that this innerspace can be transformed. Furthermore, I believe that when that inner space is expanded, optimized and nurtured, that it reflects outward into what we can call the material world.
So this innerspace, what is it comprised of?
For most of us its thoughts, and for most of us, these are repetitive thoughts. For most of us. Repetitive. For many, it's feelings and emotions, again, many times triggered by thought. (Can you see the repetitiveness?). As I have learned from a great many teachings, we are also in a constant state of craving and aversion, thus many of our actions are based on fear and desire.
Underlying all of this is our own existence; it's the hum of universal vibration, the electricity which powers your circuits, your chi, prana, or lifeforce. It's the right thought at the right moment that saves you.
You know what I am talking about.
It's that voice, seldom heard but always listening. This is what I am hoping I can connect with more in the coming months.
There is a lot going on inside of all of us. And I don't know about all of you, but I feel a little lost. I feel a little overwhelmed sometimes as I am sure all of you out there do (and even more so if you have the next crop of humans to tend to). Like you, I come from this planet, it's soil, air, water. I am a carbon based life form, made up of the elements around me. We are all made of the same stardust.
I hired a dude who lives on Salt Spring Island to help me on my one year inner voyage. His name is Brad and he is the CEO and founder of Cowabunga Life (http://cowabungalife.com/) and I've hired him as my life coach. That's right, I said it, life coach. So far his influence has had some great impacts. He has reminded me to breath, and be grateful, and I have to say, after one month - I feel pretty terrific. I do feel like I am getting bigger on the inside, maybe it's just that I have more air in my lungs...