When we look around us we see problems everywhere. A sister’s marriage is ending in divorce. We lost our job and will likely lose our house. Creditors are hounding us for money. Our kid dropped out of college. A favorite aunt is dying of cancer. The list goes on and on. We try to fix the problem and do everything we can to make things right. We spend sleepless nights trying to find a way out of our dilemma. We hatch various schemes to make things better. But we find out that once a problem is fixed, another pops up in its place. We are in a constant need of chasing the next moment because we believe it will make us happy and fulfilled. This brings us to despair because it seems that nothing we do is ever enough.
The way out of this state of unhappiness is to allow the pain to be there and not run away from it or blame others for it. We realize that we don’t have the power to unfold our life. That power lies in the universe. So we surrender to the pain, stress, drama, worry, or anxiety. We feel the energy that moves through our body and understand that the pain that we feel is humanity’s pain that goes back thousands of years ago. It is not personal and it is not us. We de-personalize the pain and allow it to leave our body. We then feel the stillness within, which is our true self. This self is one with everything and everyone, and is untouched by what happened to us in the past. It travels through space and connects us with the right person, action, or event such that the results are much better than what we could possibly imagine, envision, or visualize. Through surrender, we welcome a new state of consciousness that is beyond our limited mind.
Remember this: when we let go of our impossible expectations and let life unfold, life will take care of us.