Monday, April 13, 2015

Change, We Embrace You!

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

I saw this quote at the gym the other day and thought to myself, "How true!" Sometimes when I talk to people about their problems,  I realize that they are not really interested in solving them; that would require change, which is painful. They are simply interested in letting off steam. Conveniently, these problems are associated with adversaries, so all the ill will is redirected towards them. If it wasn't for these enemies, life would apparently be just fine.

We spiritual travelers are certainly not immune to pain. Yes, walking a spiritual path can be an uphill struggle, but once we are invited to join, we simply have no choice but to follow. You can't help changing your perspective along the Way. We don't associate the pain with others, we zoom into the problem instead. Walking the Tao we know that every messenger, bearer of good news and bad, is here to help us. Change, we embrace you - problems, we welcome you as much as all moments of bliss!

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