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