Thursday, September 10, 2015

Life along the Way

The Master allows things to happen. 
She shapes events as they come. 
She steps out of the way 
and lets the Tao speak for itself.
(Tao Te Ching)

In life we feel often insecure and uncertain about how our day is going to unfold. Every morning we wake up with a different mood, different thoughts, and worry about the challenges that we are about to face that day. But then, often the issues that worry us in the morning disappear as the day goes on. As we keep observing, we discover that the biggest trouble makers is really our mind, painting scary scenarios, and making us worried about stuff that we shouldn't. Just let life happen as it does, and things resolve by themselves. Emotions rise and they fall, thoughts come and they go; we just observe them like an outsider while life happens.

As we watch this movie over and over again, we become centered and stable. We allow and observe whatever life brings to us moment by moment. We experience, observe, and accept every moment that comes with clarity and openness. We are simply present as life unfolds.  Sometimes we are indifferent to what is happening; sometimes we get involved and run with it. Whatever we may end up doing, it is all good as long as the observer in us is doing his job. 

We have a choice: we can be here with the mission to achieve something and become someone. But that brings pressures, disappointments, and sometimes, renders us ineffective. We can also be here just to learn, to experience and to discover who we truly are. When we do that, life becomes light, full of fun, and filled with possibilities! Will you join us?

By Christian and Su Zhen 

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