creating boundless space in our lives


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When we watch television, read the newspapers or listen to the radio, we are bombarded with stories about troubles, suicides, murders, wars, and other countless problems. If we look closely at these stories, we find a common element: people who are fighting what is and will not allow things to be as they are.  Why are we like this? Why do we insist that the world conform to the rigid expectations of our mind? Why do we impose our beliefs on others? Why are we not satisfied with the present moment? Because we have no space inside us and thus we get entangled with the procession of forms that come and go. We are on a perpetual treadmill of chasing forms that we forget the formless, the space that allows the forms to be.

This space is vast, dynamic, flowing, and all-knowing. We have to allow it to move from one polar opposite (good) to the other (bad), so that the genuine goodness of life can come through. When we block it or fight it, we meddle with the flow of life. The energy that moves through space– the life force that is essential to every being–gets stuck and becomes static and stale, even harmful. But when we anchor ourselves to the power of the universe, we allow things (good or bad) to pass through our lives without putting labels on them. We are no longer confined to concepts so we become spacious inside and we feel the life force within. We feel the invigorating energy that moves in and around us. We feel the essence of every being that we meet. We gain insights that we did not have before. We feel compelled to do the right thing and meet the right people. We move from the periphery to the center of life.


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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