When you realize yourself as completely empty and devoid of all form, this is wisdom.
When you realize yourself as the fullness of love overflowing itself without object, this is bliss.
And when you are aware of yourself incarnate in the appearance of form, this is leela.
-by Eli Jaxon-Bear
The word Leela is used because there is said to be no exact or accurate translation. It is a Sanskrit word that means ‘play’ however not as we know it. It is cosmic or divine play, as we would if we truly knew this were an illusion with no consequence but to keep us spinning around rising and falling in and out of illusory pain.
Our perception that we understand what things are just because we remember a label or a definition, or that we know what we are doing, is the greatest blocker to experiencing what is actually occurring. I think the world would be a much freerer place if we just admitted that we don’t really understand anything AND that it’s okay not know!
We are all just here experiencing the same ride and we are all children of the cosmos – no matter what age we think we are! So let’s be kids again.
Give yourself permission to know that it’s okay not to know. Because it is. You are okay just as you are. We all are. So let’s give others a break too. We are all just giving this ‘life’ thing a go.
Let’s jump to compassion and understanding quicker than we jump to judgement.
What would your life be like if you let yourself be okay with not knowing everything?
What would your life be like if you let yourself be okay with not feeling as though you should know everything?