New Year. New Expectations. New Beginnings. This is the time to let go of our old self so our new self can emerge. We become a beautiful, genuine being.
For most of us however, transformation is not easy. We resist it. We flee from it. We avoid it. If we let go of our old concepts, then who are we? We cling to the known, even if it is detrimental to our being, because we are scared of the unknown. We are imprisoned in our own cage of useless, repetitive thinking. We are not able to experience the fullness of life.
How do we change our lives and become free? How do we experience life in all its glory? The answer is to accept things, people and situations –good or bad–to be as they are. We observe the procession of forms in our lives without judgment or comment. We permit the bad things to play their role in the fabric of our existence. We cherish the good things while they last and release them when they leave. We discard our unrealistic and rigid expectations. We ditch our ego.
This powerful practice stops our mind from creating illusions. Past and future thus fade away. We are left with the beauty of the present moment. We become one with life. This is when right action happens and joyful things come to us because we align ourselves with the power of the universe. We become connected to the whole.
We therefore realize this truth: the things of this world no longer bind us. We relish them when they come and relinquish them when they leave. We become free.