Much of the worlds suffering is out of our immediate control.
Many people were born into a world of suffering. They had no choice. Call it rotten luck, geography, whatever you will.
I say this not to make you feel priviledged or to play on your conscience. It is simply the yin and yang of life.
I say this as a reminder that we in the west have a choice. A choice to live in suffering or out of suffering.
Most of our suffering is simply a byproduct of the realities that we have created. A collection of thoughts, beliefs and experiences accumulated over time.
When we listen to the doubt, the self torture and all the negative talk we choose to listen. Who are we actually listening to? Os there a duality between ‘us’ and our minds?
WE CAN CHANGE THAT TALK!
Is it easy? Oh no. Can it be done? Hell yes.
I honestly think you will be hard pushed to find many people who were as insecure as I was during my teens and twenties. It was crippling. This is said only to highlight where I came from, where I have been and where I am going. Nothing more.
Meditation teaches us, shows us, helps us, guides us and even heals us.
Trust that in life it is the simplest of things that yield the greatest of results.
You deserve to live a life with abundant joy. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Whatever your suffering. Choose to make a change. Today. This is YOUR life, live it away from suffering.
Perhaps ‘deeper’ than my usual posts and I do not mean to offend.
Have a wonderful, peaceful day.
The Frustrations of life.
I’ve been ill these past couple of days. I’m not after sympathy, so please, none required. Nobody would choose to be ill. Nobody wants to be ill but there I was, all ill and stuff.
This morning I needed to pop out. 99% of the time I would walk but the cold was too much for my chest so I chose good old-fashioned wheel power.
The car battery was dead 💀
“That’s inconvenient” I mused.
Grabbed my tool kit, proceeded to remove the battery with all the grace of a baboon and started to charge it up.
Why do I share this with you?
Years ago this would have set me off in to an angry rage 🤬😡
Kicking and screaming I would have blamed everyone and everything.
Nobody would have gotten away unblamed. The kid at school who stole my chocolate bar when I was 7. The girl who turned me down at 15. The bank loan I wasn’t approved for at 27 and so on and so on .....
and here is the kicker .......
THINGS GO WRONG!
It’s not a personal attack. There is no blame to be dished out. No anger required.
All we need to do is decide on how we react and move forward. How to carry on with the great flow of life.
That’s not to say things don’t bug me, they do!
But through mindfulness and meditation I decide on how much, how little, when and where I want to direct my energy.
Next time life happens to you. Don’t judge it. Don’t look to dish out blame.
Just reach for your toolkit and simply ...... deal with it 🙏
Love yourself today
You may be single, married, divorced, separated, widowed, black, white, gay, depressed, struggling, stressed, happy, joyful, sad, angelic, euphoric, up, down or just plain ..... meh.
Whatever you are. Today and everyday you are perfect. You were brought into this world perfect and you will leave it just as perfect.
Days like today for so many are reminders of what you may not have and what you want. But I tell you this. There is nothing you need. Nothing you don’t already have and nothing that is missing.
You are here for love and to be loved and most importantly loved by ....... YOU.
Today give yourself some love. Smile, go easy on yourself. Love every bump, lump, scrape, scar. Every imperfection and every perfection.
You ARE perfect. You ARE love.
Have a wonderful day