This Week’s Quotation:

When you move out of the swirl of thought and feeling into an experience of the Being who you are, you are then in position to witness your thoughts and feelings like you never have before. You see the embodiment of yourself through your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. You are bringing the peace of your presence to your conscious awareness. And even if your thoughts and feelings are swirling, you know what is happening, and you have the courage to embrace that experience, not ignoring or running away from it. And through the courage to embrace all of your human experience, all of who you are shows up in the world. Your courage brings the gravity of who you are into the world.

~ Becoming a Sun p. 260

The Courage to Embrace Your Human Experience

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

I still remember the first time I really got it — I’ve got to show up for myself, no matter what anyone else does. As you might imagine, it was a hard period in my life. There were people around me who I had counted on for friendship and support. And they weren’t there!

I suppose it is normal to question yourself in a time like that. What did I do wrong? Why did they go? And on it went.

Finally, I sat myself down and gave myself a good talking to. I said, Dave, you might have made a mistake or you might have done it perfectly. You might be a rascal or you might be a saint. But either, way, if you are not there for yourself, you are sunk. And if you don’t love yourself, how could you ever expect anyone else to?

I learned through that time that how I might judge myself to be isn’t always that relevant. Sometimes, I just have to be there for my own soul. For my own heart and my own mind. When I show up like that, I do the things that truly need to be done. I think creative thoughts. And the flow of love has a chance to move through my heart.

I learned that loving yourself is different than self-approval. It is the courage to embrace your own human experience. Sometimes, that’s what makes all the difference.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

4 Responses

  1. Your words of courage and gravity are so well received and timely. Thank you, David.
    Being in the swirling of mind and heart there is that place of knowing love of oneself in the soul of being. This love is alert and present, and arises in all situations. Here lives the trust, no matter what comes, this place of knowing is foundational in being. In the swirl of heart and mind love is the living reality of presence of being.

  2. I appreciate your words, David, and Linda’s reply as well. i am reminded of an old saying “if you don’t believe in yourself, who else will..?” And yes, I also recall what it feels like when the people around you don’t believe in you or seem to be going their own way. The question is not “how can i restore their response?” or ” Why are they abandoning me? ” but rather “Can’t I be true to my vision and God’s commission for my life with assurance — NO MATTER WHAT? ” Lets do this “through thick and thin” .From Source’s perspective, it is all thick except in the perception of human beings. WITH YOU. Love, Tom

  3. Agreed with all above – no matter if you have been lied about or misrepresented – when you know you can trust yourself and care about yourself – you are already most of the way to full forgiveness and unconditional love.

    Thank you David for your message and Linda and Tom for your responses – we are in Surround together and with All.

    Blessings, Katie

  4. How your words touched my heart. It is hard to love oneself when it seems that nobody else does. Perhaps being true to oneself is sometimes the nearest you can get. Bless you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for David's Weekly Publications