A Simple Sioux Parable ~ The Creator gathered all of Creation and said; “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.”
The eagle said, “Give it to me. I will take it to the moon.”The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.” The salmon said, “give it to me, I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.” The Creator said, “No. They will go there, too.” The buffalo said, “If you give it to me, I will bury it on the Great Plains.” The Creator said, “They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it even there.” Grandmother Mole, who lived in the breast of Mother Earth, and who had no physical eyes but saw with spiritual eyes, said “put it inside of them, that is the last place they will look.” And the Creator said, “It is done.”
This story seems simple and silly, but how many of us have spent years seeking happiness and well being by looking outside of ourselves….using relationships, our careers….loftier goals and more doing to arrive at a sense of being enough. The idea that what we are looking for is within us, seems too simple. But just like the principle or truth of gravity (that works whether we understand it or not), our experience of reality is created within each of us with our innate resources of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. Each and every moment, 100% of the time, our Mind is constantly creating new scenes with feeling and meaning. Understanding this paradigm brings freedom. I always and can only ever experience my life from the inside-out.