I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask where they're are going and hook up with them later.
We are often caught by forces that apparently are beyond our conscious control; behavioral patterns, the voice that we cannot stop talking in our head, or seemingly instinctive reactions to particular situations. As we keep observing ourselves, we can find that our body is getting tight as these forces take over. We lose sleep and are full of negative thinking. From our previous experience we know this is a vicious cycle and we want it somehow to stop. As we work hard to stop it, we find that the force is getting even stronger and that we are getting even more anxious.
Every being, every existence, and even every force, strives to survive. Please give them their space. The Tao includes all these forces and is at the same time above them. Allow all these forces and occurrences to exist and make friends with them. When you allow them to be there, nothing needs to fight back for survival and, in a weird way, everything runs frictionless. Step back and you find that you in fact can let all these forces work for you. You observe that you are part of them, yet beyond them.
Your peace doesn’t come from the absence of thoughts; your peace also doesn't come from getting everything you wish; your peace comes from realizing that 'what is' somehow always works for you; your peace comes from acceptance and from creating with the help of everything life brings you. Try it and observe that peace is always yours to enjoy.
By Christian and Su Zhen