Inertia: continuing in an existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.

One thing that I've observed a lot in awakening is an emotional inertia. Someone will genuinely be awake, but feel like they aren't. Which is not a nice way to feel.

It can come from a belief on behalf of a separate self:

  • "I don't deserve it."
  • "That's not for folk like me."
  • "I don't 'get' it."
  • "I'll never be happy."
  • "You'd have to be stupid to fall for that."

These people aren't doing anything wrong, it's just inertia at play. When we realise that it's inertia, rather than a truth, we have something to explore.

So, my question today is this: Where do you think inertia could be perpetuating a hidden belief, and how can you explore that?

With Love, Sara

  • Sara Priestley
    These days I hang out with my little cat colony, drink a lot of coffee, help clients solve life problems, support people who have been hurt by cult-like groups, host my local poetry society’s online gatherings, read, write, teach nonduality, and play with this expanded understanding of who we are and how it shows up. And it’s so simple. But simple doesn’t always come easy when we have a lifetime of conditioning on top. So, I’m here to help you uncover that simplicity, and reconnect with life.

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