“I looked at my life, and it was also a river.” -Hermann Hesse
We are all in the habit of trying too hard in our lives. Some more than others of course.
Breathe deep and see your life for what it is.
Breathe deep and feel where your body carries tensions new, old and ancient.
Breathe deep and see your choices and the manifestation and flow of life.
Have you ever tried to have a fight with the ocean or wind? It doesn’t last too long, does it? So, don’t bother trying so hard. Stop fighting and resisting and denying whatever you are.
Even in the last 5 seconds of your life you will be choosing and experiencing what you will. And of course the journey never really ends, does it?
Love is the allowance of all that is. That is the energy of what we are, ultimately. It is for you to observe and know that.
And to choose it.
Are your choices aging you?
Have you ever wondered if there was another way to live, one where we don’t age in the usual way?
Of course this world will offer so many things to push and pull against. If we let it.
Make relaxation more than a part of your life, make it your way of life. That ease of being. FEEL IT. Practice letting go and allowing your life to be an expression of allowance.
It is the friction and tension and weight of our lives that ages us. Our choices and perspectives. Our choice not to go with the flow of things and move with that deeper river of energy.
Cultivate a daily practice that will replenish your energy and mind. Whatever that may be for you. And open yourself to something more.
To read more about this topic see my blog post ‘The Fountain of Youth does exist~’
A problem often cannot be solved at the level or consciousness of the problem itself. The mind will keep spinning and the walls will remain.
But open yourself to more and realize that you can create a new structure or paradigm for your life. One that will present new limits and issues.
And the exploration will continue from there.
But ask yourself…
Are you here to solve problems?
Or, are you here for more?
An example from my own life would be this:
Recently I have been feeling like I am stagnant with my job. I have looked for jobs of interest and nothing has happened yet. So instead of ‘trying harder’ and getting frustrated, I am going on vacation to Jamaica!
Shift your perspective and energy and allow the rest to fall into place. That is my approach to things, basically.
This bird is an expression of the infinite.
Think about that for a moment.
Now, how do you see yourself?
The energy of choice is this:
That when a choice is made there will be manifestation.
It may not happen immediately but it will. There is that clarity and movement into definition.
Think of it this way:
A man walks into a pub and orders a pint. The beer is then poured and set on the counter for the man. Observe the space in time between when the man chose to go to the pub and the time the beer is in his grasp. There is the process of creation. But just because the beer did not manifest immediately when the thought arose does not mean that the physical manifestation was not coming.
Observe how the man chose to put himself in a place or environment where his choice would manifest. Notice he did not walk into a video store. He walked into a pub. Notice he did not pour the pint himself or brew the beer or grow the hops or direct the bartender on how to pour the beer. The man did not talk about his choice or go through a process of “should I…” or “shouldn’t I….” There was no need to. No need to control things.
He made his choice, part of which was to be part of the movement or allowing the movement of the universe to bring to him what he wanted. And it was allowed. If he did not accept and allow the beer into his life it would not be there.
This applies to things big and small in our lives.
What choices are you making?
What choices are you not making or very slowly making by going through a delay of actually choosing with a process of justification?