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Observing Life

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Most of us are preoccupied with life. We identify with this, that or the other thing, person or situation. But people or situations change– leaving us in a constant need of wanting and needing . We experience frustration and even depression because we feel each moment is not enough so we try to add something to it or fix it.

But the truth is that the present moment does need to be fixed. It is fine the way it is.  As Henry David Thoreau puts it, “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”  The minute you let go of your need to fix the present moment, it miraculously fixes itself. People, things, and situation suddenly come to your aid without any effort on your part. You don’t try to make good things happen; they just happen.

In other words, once you become an observer of life, you will enjoy life and maybe even play with the forms of life (happiness/unhappiness, good/bad, positive/negative). You see life as it is, not as you imagine it to be. Out of this awareness comes right action (or inaction) and it will be the right response. Try it now and see what happens.

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Author: anantakasainlife

Influenced by the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Eckhart Tolle, Swami Parthasarathy, Anthony De Mello, Joseph Murphy and my brother.

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