Pain happens when we are unable to let go of our rigid expectations. We fight the present moment because we want a different moment. We don’t want what we have, and we want what we don’t have. If only we did this or we got that, we will be happy, fulfilled, or satisfied. Or the other way around. We got what we wanted and we find that it makes us miserable and unhappy. We want the forms in our life to satisfy us, which they never will. No matter how hard we try, what we do or have will never be good enough.
Why is this so? Because forms are in constant movement. They are here today and gone tomorrow. They are part of the cosmic dance of the universe that is in perpetual motion. This constant pressure causes forms to collide, disintegrate and reconstitute into new forms, including strands that bind us all.
When we let go of our expectations and go with the flow of life, we allow the strands to embrace us and take us to where the universe wants us to be. Even if it means facing pain. We trust that the universe is there to protect us, guide us, and love us. We then realize this truth: when we face pain, accept it, and let it go, we are able to move past it and open ourselves to life. And that the strands are woven into our existence to make our lives richer, fuller, and more abundant.
Eckhart Tolle said it best when he stated, “Life is the dancer. We are the dance.”