Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Learn to let go… if you want things to flow

Nature does not force or rush, yet it gets everything accomplished effortlessly. We are very much a part of nature, yet we have such a tough time. Why is this? It’s not that we don’t know what is or isn’t working in our lives, or what we should or shouldn’t let go of, but more so, that we have a tough time letting things go…

We have a tough time because we have forgotten our true nature. We were born into a society that has forgotten, and so we find ourselves following in its footsteps and getting lost along the way. All looks normal. But “normal” does not mean “truth.”

Truthfully, it looks normal because we have forgotten. We have lost our way so deeply that we are identified with this way of living – this way of suffering. We think this is the way it is.

For example: One of the sad things in life is when people leave — and worse, they leave you with the feeling that 1.) you didn't do the thing required to make them stay, or (2) you did the thing that made them go, or (3) if you knew, you would leave instead and make them feel the pain you're currently feeling.

The truth is, when people change their minds, the energy has shifted. Naturally, time wants to move forward, but it is us who want to stay behind. We want to delve deeper in the situation – in the pain. We don’t know how to let go. We only know to fight, force, push, and shove to get what we think we want only to feel more suffering. Sadly, we’ve forgotten our true nature.

You see, nature does not force or rush, yet it gets everything accomplished because it flows… it flows with each season. Though the trees wither away in the winter, they don’t fight this course of action, and they don’t die either. They simply lay to rest... They flow with the situation until such time as spring when they once again perk up and bloom effortlessly.

And so it is that we are very much a part of nature – a part of this kind of intricate intelligence. This is our true nature – the divine part of us we have forgotten. Perhaps it is time we remember so we can, like nature, go with the flow. After all, we do feel a certain peace when we admire the beauty in nature… could it be that deep down we recognize its beauty as our own?

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