It’s amazing what we do to ourselves in trying to control our life, the lives of those around us, and even the world. We make a decision, many times unconsciously, that things have to be a certain way or we will be unhappy. And so, we assign the task to our mind to be sure everything in life works out just the way we want it but we have given our mind an impossible task because creation is beyond our individual control.
Singer writes in The Unteathered Soul, “In order to grow we must give up the struggle to remain the same, and learn to embrace change at all times. Real transformation begins when you embrace our problems as agents for growth.” Inner disturbances and yes, even inner pain, comes to us all. Those who are aware that there is within us a seat of consciousness that remains untouched and undisturbed by the ebb and flow of life’s circumstances, learn quickly to feel the energy of the pain, breathe, and then let it go. To quote Singer: “Awareness does not fight; awareness releases. Awareness is simply aware while everything in the universe parades before it.”
We come to this life with the life of the Divine within us. Each of us is an individualized unit of God in expression. We are here to reveal, release and experience this infinite being that is breathing our breath and beating our hearts. We cannot do prob that if we are continually placing our minds and hearts in fear, confusion and the myriad of melodramas that pull our attention away from our core essence and energy. Recognize and realize this core Self is untouched by life’s daily events. Learn to allow any energy generating fear or limiting thoughts to simply pass through so you can be present for the next glorious moment life is giving you.
Say with me: “I am resolved to be the silent witness to the events in my life and dare to allow the momentary pain of fear and disappointments to move through me so that I experience the freeing grace of God each and every day. For this I am ever so grateful. And it is so.”
— Rev. Gay Beauregard,
Alpine Church of Spiritual Living