Friday, October 2, 2009
Being OK with What IS
Being OK with What IS
Have you ever noticed how quickly and easy it is to change your mood? The reason this occurs is because every single time anything occurs, we automatically give it a label. We think “Great! This is Awesome!” or maybe “No Way! This sucks!”. Once our minds decide if something is good or bad, we automatically generate an emotional response, we become happy, scared, angry, sad, excited, disappointed, etc. These emotions can sometimes be very powerful, altering our entire mood and composure. Sooner or later, before we know it, we find that we aren’t even in control, and our basically handing over our power to other people.
The irony of this is that we ourselves are the only ones that truly have the power to affect our mood and personal state. Think about it, wouldn’t you always like to be in a peaceful state, with a just “go-with-the-flow” attitude? Most of us, would probably enjoy our time here on earth much better if we learned to accept everything that occurs, rather than resisting or fighting reality.
Now what I’m going to explain to you may take some time to truly get used to, but after a while if you learn to think in this manner, you can avoid a lot of inner drama. The most important thing to understand is that our PERCEPTION of things is what affects our emotions. The next time you’re somewhere and you feel, see, or hear something that doesn’t sit well with you, step out of your mind and ask yourself: “Why do I feel this way?”. I promise you that 100% of the time it will be because you labeled this situation as “negative or bad”. When this happens, you can instantly stop the uneasy feeling, by DROPPING THE LABEL. Who said what happened was bad? There is always a reason why everything occurs and with patience, we always find the answers and reasons are revealed to us. Don’t be so quick to give everything a label. EVERYTHING JUST “IS”, and more importantly, IT’S NOT PERSONAL. The only reason you would perceive something as bad is because its not what you want or offends your ego.
When you can learn to accept things as they occur and expect nothing from every situation, you can eliminate your emotional reactions and begin to truly appreciate everything and everyone JUST AS THEY ARE. When you practice this NON-EXPECTATION AND NON-JUDGEENT, you will begin to slowly witness a shift in yourself towards a state of GRATITUDE. When you are in this place, you can not help but feel LOVE and COMPASSION for everyone, because NOTHING IS PERSONAL...And remember, when you accept what IS, you’re not losing anything, rather making yourself more open and available for what is TRULY MEANT FOR YOU.
IMAGINE THE FREEDOM IF LIFE JUST WAS…
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL EVERYDAY WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
HOW WOULD YOU TREAT OTHERS?
WHAT COULD YOU ACHIEVE?
INFINITE POSSIBILITIES….. PEACE....FREEDOM