We can often times try to resist and fight the present moment of our lives creating inner and outer conflict with what is
whatever you resist, persists
How much sense does is make to resist what is already in this moment? Do you curse the rain for falling? Or the sun for shining?
You have two choices , you can either resist and fight against what is, therefor giving it energy, or you can turn it into your friend, you can see it as perfection unfolding, a perfect plan.
We all have desires, and i believe when these desires are not born of the ego , not coming from a place of wanting or needing, or some idea that the realization of that desire will make you happy, make you at peace, make your life fulfilled, but rather when it is born form a place of peace and happiness, a stillness within, that this is now the universe expressing through you!
So what if you have an intuitive desire, something expressing through you, seeking life through you, something that feels so right and things and events that happen in your life seem to be in the way, or even the opposite of that dream?
This is where you must step put from your ego minds limited perception of ‘how’ you should walk this journey, you must have faith that every single thing that happens in your life is leading you in the direction of your dreams, everything happens for a reason. If you are so blinded by your own resistance to this moment, this now then you will never see the perfection in it, if you flow with the moment the right action to take will be apparent in every moment.
Non resistance is not about indifference, its about not resisting to what is, so that you can see the perfection in it.
Don’t treat the moment like a means to an end, how many of us limit ourselves?- ‘I cant fully embrace this moment because of something that happened in the past, or something that i think is going to happen in the future, or – this moment isn’t really important, its just a step until i get to do this, or do that, or go there, so i wont bother giving it any attention, and i wont be happy till i get to my destination’
For how many is this our internal dialogue? Watch it, become aware of this negative self script you are living.
Let go of it all, yes you may have a dream or goal that is expressing through you and you are headed, but the most important part is this moment. The journey is more important that the destination, its both the means and the end.
‘There are no ordinary moments’- Dan Millman
There’s beauty and magic in every one, there is never nothing happening, all you have to do is pay attention.
Ill leave you with the story of Zen Master Hakuin-
IS THAT SO? The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life.
A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered she was with child.
This made her parents angry. She would not confess who the man was, but after much harassment at last named Hakuin.
In great anger the parent went to the master. “Is that so?” was all he would say.
After the child was born it was brought to Hakuin. By this time he had lost his reputation, which did not trouble him, but he took very good care of the child. He obtained milk from his neighbours and everything else he needed.
A year later the girl-mother could stand it no longer. She told her parents the truth – the real father of the child was a young man who worked in the fishmarket.
The mother and father of the girl at once went to Hakuin to ask forgiveness, to apologize at length, and to get the child back.
Hakuin was willing. In yielding the child, all he said was: “Is that so?”
Is that so
The adventure awaits……..