Friday, April 18, 2008
QueQui QuintanaRoo Newspaper
Message on Acceptance
Life in itself is an empty
canvas; it becomes whatsoever you paint on it.
What you can do is, first see what is there, what emotions and reactions are happening in each moment, because in reality; you do not know what is there; for throughout the years you have been running away from exactly that. As everywhere that you look you will find only, the self. And you will soon come to know that, as up until now there is only an indirect way of knowing, because when you actually look at it, and confront it, it may be painful. To look at your envious thoughts, your jealous thoughts, your fearful thoughts, your anxious thoughts, may not be such an enjoyable experience. That is precisely why all of this time you have been running away from it. That is the only problem that man has. So, because you are finally discovering that there is a better option now, just to look, to turn around, confront it, pay attention, then maybe you will finally decide, to say ok let me try.
Initially it may be difficult, but then you will soon realize that it is very tempting. It is very nice to actually see, for as you begin to observe your darker side, your negative side, strangely you will stop condemning it, as you will know that it is true. And along with that also comes joy, and with that joy you will soon find that there is an absence of conflict. Not that your negative side has gone, not that you cease to be jealous, cease to be angry, cease to be fearful, no no no no, not any of those things. You are for the first time in your life able to say, yes I am this and I am not ashamed of it, as that is the only truth, I am being honest with myself. That is when you have taken the first step in spirituality and that is also the last step, as from there after; everything is automatic. No guru is required; no teaching is required, as it is all automatic. You think that there is something you can do to get there. There is nothing that you can do to get there. If you are a jealous person, you are not going to become non jealous. If you are fearful person, you are not going to become courageous like the lion. If you are a depressed person, you are not going to go into euphoria. You cannot change, try as you might, you cannot change. So what is the teaching here. The teaching says that you cannot change, and there is no need to change, because you have been designed like that, you are that, that is all that there is, that is the only teaching. Therefore you accept, Ah hah! I cannot change, what is there to do, there is nothing to do. There is nothing wrong in that, I have been designed like that, as you did not design yourself, God designed you like that, and he has some purpose in designing you. So there is complete acceptance, when you accept what is there, that is meditation, which is seeing reality as it is, that is all, so it is very simple, please do it, and Divine Grace will help you. Sri Bhagavan
It is a very beautiful experience. Due to the nature of our work there are many stressful moments and learning these techniques help us experience relaxation, meditation etc. During the exercise you feel an immense tranquility in which your mind goes completely blank. Thanks so much for the support that you gave us Alexis.
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