Like my story, your path to engagement probably doesn’t have a lot of lines, either. There are no straight lines among the living. The reality of this principle is that there are no straight arrows involved. Even people who appear to have made logical progression through Heartspace haven’t done so. In nature there are few perfectly straight pathways, while even the line on the horizon bends to the curvature of the Earth.
Part of the practice involved here is simply releasing our engagement by allowing Heartspace to simply work for us. We can learn to experience these lasting connections throughout our lives as gigantic pillow beds that we can joyfully turn from, throw our arms up in the air, and fall back into with gracious ease. Life is meant to be lived, and Heartspace allows us to live it to the absolute fullest.
The other part of the practice is to know that you know the truth right now. More than 200 years ago American revolutionary ideologist Thomas Paine wrote, “However our eyes may be dazzled with show, or our ears deceived by sound; however prejudice may warp our wills, or interest darken our understanding, the simple voice of nature and reason will say, ’tis right.” Your simplest voice has been guiding you through Heartspace all your life, constantly affirming what is true to you. If you’re engaged in something that doesn’t seem true to you, you disengage in one form or another.
Your life to this moment has happened exactly as it was supposed to, and from here it will happen exactly as it will. The principle of engagement is working for you throughout. If you feel like you’re veering or stopped then you can correct yourself or start again. If you think you are going too fast or consuming too much, then you can slow down or reduce, reuse, and recycle. Each of these steps relies on the principle of engagement. Now that you’re aware of Heartspace, you can choose how you’re doing to proceed.
The forests, fields, beaches, and mountains do not need our paths in order to carry on. They did just fine before we came, and they’ll do well after we’re gone. Bees, birds, bears, bass, and belugas behaved before we tread on their spaces. The cosmos spun in the right direction and the atmosphere breathed well. The universe goes on.