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Power

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When we give without expecting anything in return, we are powerful. We are in control of our destiny. We do things for the sheer enjoyment of it. Our work is of high quality because there is attention and care in what we do.

We do not wait for others to make us happy. We are happy and abundant and we share it with everyone. We give people our full attention. They feel this positive energy and gravitate towards us.

Or, if someone is blaming us, we watch the situation. We don’t react and defend ourselves against the criticism. We allow ourselves to be diminished and permit others to experience their feelings at that moment. We don’t add fuel to an explosive situation.

And the miracle is that once we allow ourselves to be diminished and let others be as they are, things start to change. Other people come to our aid. Situations suddenly turn around for the better. Why is this so? Because we permitted the hard shell of our ego to crumble so we become an opening from which consciousness flows into this world. We let the power of the universe move through us and set us free.

 


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Squeezed

Problems seem to abound everywhere. There is conflict in the workplace, confusion in our homes, dysfunction in our relationships, chaos in our country and all over the world. It seems like our universe is falling apart. Nothing makes sense anymore. We feel squeezed by the pressures of daily living. We look to escape from the present moment by fighting, rejecting or running away from it. But these actions somehow worsen the situation.

The way to be free is to accept this moment as it is. We allow space to flow into our lives and change the seemingly chaotic forms into harmonious forms. We become an opening through which the  abundance of the universe flows copiously. Why?  Because we are freed of the illusions created by our mind. We become free. Our genuine self bubbles to the surface and connects us with all of creation. We become one with the whole.

 


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Transformation

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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.

 

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Balanced

There is balance in the world around us. There is sadness but there is also happiness. There is darkness but there is also light. There is bad but there is also good. One cannot exist without the other. These polarities exist within our universe.

Why is it that we can’t see or feel the balance around us? Because we see the world not as it is but as we are. We are preoccupied with things or concepts that we fail to see the beauty of the present moment. And because these forms are fleeting, we are in a perpetual state of unease. We cling to one side and ignore the other side. We only see the negative but not the positive. We focus on things that are wrong instead of things that are right.

For instance, when we walk on a forest trail at dusk, we are afraid of the dark. We hurry along to get out of the darkness and into the brightness of a busy street. In our rush, we fail to see the beauty of the fireflies that lit the bushes. It seems that a million Christmas lights are strung along the bushes giving it an ethereal quality. Out of the gloom comes the glow of radiance.

How do we get in touch with the abundance that is everywhere? How do we find our balance? We start by observing things without judging them. We study and watch, without needing to change them. We become aware. Out of this awareness comes the understanding that is beyond the polarities. We are thus able to connect with our pure essence, which is one with the essence of all beings. We become balanced.


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Fearless

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When we allow ourselves to be who we are, we feel our true essence. We are at ease with ourselves. We feel the essence of other people around us and allow them to be who they are. We surrender and go with the movement of life. It is during this moment that we discover that reality is benevolent. Why? Because we allow life to move through us.  We go beyond good or bad and touch the abiding presence within us that is connected with all that is. Somehow, the answer, the solution or right action comes to us effortlessly.

Why is it so difficult to surrender? Because our ego gets in the way. It does not want us to be vulnerable. It sees vulnerability as a weakness. But if we surrender and share our vulnerability with others, we are able to connect with them and be strengthened by them. We become one with them.We become fearless.

 


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Stories

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Source: kut.org

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.


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Joy

source: fscaston.org

source: fscaston.org

When we find our joy, everything falls into place.  Life becomes benevolent. Our relationships with our loved ones become deeper and meaningful. Peace reigns in our homes. Creativity comes  to us.  The irony is that if we chase joy, it will elude us. But if we leave it alone, it will come to us. Why is this so? Because joy is within us and comes to the fore when we leave things as they are.  We stop judging and commenting and are simply present.The rigid structures that were erected by our minds crumble and we become empty, like the rest of creation. We feel our own essence and those of other beings around us. The universe is then able to work through us and connect us with all that is.