On a warm, clear summer day, we can see the profusion of flowers in the fields. The birds are chirping happily on the trees. The air smells fresh and invigorating. The sky is clear and blue. Butterflies are darting here and there. If we listen closely, we may even hear the gurgling of a stream nearby. Everywhere we look, we see nature celebrating life at every moment.
But why is it that we hardly notice the beauty, the magnificence that is before us? Because we are entangled with the stories of our lives. We are addicted to the drama, the tears, the frustration, the stress that is happening to us. We don’t allow the situation to resolve itself. We feel that we need to fix it before we can enjoy life. But we find that once we fix the situation, another problem crops up that demands our attention. We are on a perpetual treadmill of fighting life so we feel exhausted and depleted.
Here’s a thought: Instead of fighting life, why not become one with it? Why not allow the situation, good or bad, to be as it is? By observing the situation without commenting on it or judging it, we let go of the demands of our mind. We become spacious inside. The universe, that which is one with everything and everyone, then comes in and works its magic. How is it able to do that? It moves through space and connects us with right action, right thinking, or the right people. We then feel the aliveness that is within and around us. When we un-clutter our mind, we become free of it and are able to celebrate life.