We are often weighed down by the stories in our head. There is so much energy associated with our thoughts, most of which are connected with the past and future. We regret something that happened or did not happen in the past. Or, we are worried about things that will happen in the future. We neglect to see the beauty that is everywhere because we are preoccupied with the mind-created stories.
As we know, stories have a beginning, a middle, and an ending. They are composed of words that paint a picture or create an image in our mind. It is our way of understanding or coping with the various situations in our life. However, life is more than just the forms or images that occur. It is also the vast space that is full of limitless, vibrant, infinite wisdom and energy.
Unfortunately, we identify with the stories and forms that pass through our existence (whether it is a person, thing, or thought) and become entangled with them. We are drawn in by the tears, frustration, stress, or drama, which are fleeting. We become imprisoned by forms because we don’t sense the space that is between, in, and around them.
How do we become free? We start by observing what is happening without comment or judgment. We allow things, people and situation to be as they are. We break the link between our thoughts and emotions and bring in space. We become soft and yielding instead of hard and rigid.
We let go of forms and go beyond duality (good/bad, happiness/unhappiness, high/low). We are then able to feel the stillness inside us, which connects us with all that is. This when the answer, the solution, or right action happens.
The very purpose of our being here is to bring space into our lives. To let life unfold as it was meant to be.