“The mind covers up reality without knowing it. To know the nature of the mind, you need intelligence, the capacity to look at the mind in silent and dispassionate awareness.” ~ Nisargadatta
Every experience that life brings you is a gift to enlighten the path in front of you. No matter how negative the experience is, you can always find some way to make a nourishing lemonade out of those sour lemons. You have the alchemist power within you to transform the worst demons you meet on the road into angels with wings sent from heaven. All you need is a simple shift in your perception. By knowing what is true and what is just a thought flying through your mind you can become free from potential future suffering.
The way you see the world determines everything. Who you are being is shaped by that which you see. Someone who can only sees the good in others can only feel good inside themselves. We automatically feel what we are focusing on. If you could train your mind to think only positive thoughts about your present predicament, then only positive feelings would be experienced by you. Your inner world is a reflection of what you place your attention upon.
The mind functions much like a movie projector, continuously playing movies, displaying images from the past and future onto the blank screen of consciousness. Naturally we are entertained by certain scenes that engage us emotionally, getting sucked into the drama and pulled into the story. This is where problems are created. When you start believing your inner movie is real.
If you become stressed, uptight or overwhelmed with life, start asking yourself this simple question, “What is reality and what is my imagination?” When you know the difference between these opposite worlds, and discover a world which was not born from your imagination, you’ll uncover the greatest secret to creating the happiest life you can imagine. Total freedom from your mind. This is the first step towards total transformation, the second step is finding peace with every movie that is still re-playing itself within you.
“God is there only if you surrender. Surrender makes anything God. Surrender gives you the eyes, and everything that is brought to these eyes becomes Divine.” ~Osho
One of the most powerful life transforming practical secrets for enlightening your life comes in six magical words. Practice Being Responsible For Your Pain. Once you take ownership of the emotional sabotaging energy inside you, you can step through it and create something brand new. You are the adult here who is the authority of every unwanted feeling inside you. Nobody can make you feel anything that you won’t allow yourself to feel anymore. Believe it or not, you are the boss of your life! You always have the choice to decide how you want to feel.
If you’re constantly saying to someone, “You made me feel xyz” you are giving away your power and creative manifesting ability. By proclaiming to the Universe that another person can control how you feel, you have to play the powerless victim role in your life. Its usually the snake-like escape artist inside who avoids their pain and continuously blames other for how they are feeling inside. When you take ownership of the pain inside you, a new movie has to start playing that is about healing.
When you can be responsible for every feeling, thought and experience that life brings to you, you instantly regain the power to transform your life. You can shape shift your entire perception of reality to be however you wish it to be! You can be at peace with everyone you meet. You can choose to love and accept others just as they are. You become the still silent witness who is at peace in the eye of the storm.
Our only true power exists in our attitude and approach to life. How are you choosing to play with the cards you’ve been dealt? Are you appreciating your circumstances as a empowering blessing, or playing an angry-victim role? You can run from your life and pretend to be a mouse, or you can face it and move towards it like a lion. Only when you truly face your life do you start summoning every gift, energy and inspiration inside you to conquer the obstacles ahead. Facing our pain is how we all grow and evolve as human beings.
“Life is only an opportunity to grow, to be in bloom.” ~Osho
Right now, you are entering the most exciting time in your life! Yes, the future in front of you is bright, perfect and flawless! Are you willing to shift your perception of life and truly see this? Your happiness or unhappiness today is based on your perception of tomorrow. What you decide to think about your future determines how your feel about yourself right now. Choose to see yourself waking up to a lighter, freer, happier you! Be responsible for healing the pain inside you. Respond to every situation with love, patience and ease.
I find that the most beautiful aspect and saving grace about being human is that change is inevitable. The greatest sinner one day will suddenly do something saintly, and the biggest saint will take on the heaviest sin. Nobody is forever stuck in any one way of being. We are constantly changing and evolving towards our highest most enlightened self. Some will take a slower path than others, yet you are always on the right path, no matter how wrong your mind thinks it is. Our souls mission here is much bigger than you can imagine.
No thoughts can sum up the totality of your soul’s existence. You are always much more amazing than any opinion anyone has of you. How can we box up an infinite soul with magical manifesting abilities and say this person has these certain qualities all the time. People are born to change, and they will surprise you when you can give them the love, space and time to respond differently. Everyone has the potential inside them to become as quiet, peaceful and enlightened as a Buddha.
My invitation for you this week is to meditate on knowing that the Universe and all its beings are here as facilitators in your enlightenment process. Use every message, action and person you encounter as fuel on your path towards enlightenment. Stop blaming others for your pain and start appreciating them for teaching you what it takes to wake up. Yes, everyone is here to help you discover that bliss is the very nature and essence of who you are. Accept the people in your life as your top spiritual guides who are in disguise. They were trained to help you reveal a deeper understanding of who you are. Make it a resolution to entertain this awakening perspective and enlightenment will find you.
“Love says “I am everything”. Wisdom says “I am nothing”. Between the two, my life flows.” ~ Nisargadatta