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Monday, September 9, 2013

You are the Light that you seek!

No matter what’s happening to you in Life, learn to just be a witness. Just be. Don’t fight. Don't resist. Don't detest. Be patient. Just accept. Just be. When you are this way, peace will engulf you, drenching you in bliss. You will then see yourself as the Light that you seek. 

When faced with Life's inscrutable ways, we often spend a lot of time in denial__of what's happening to us. Or we end up asking, 'Why?' or 'Why Me?'. We hope that by asking, we will be answered. We hope to reason with Life. We demand logic.

But Life doesn't understand those questions. Life doesn't work that way. Life's mechanical, in a manner of speaking, like a tennis ball machine, that keeps spewing out ball after ball – event after event, experience after experience. Non-stop. When the experience that comes your way meets or exceeds your expectations, you call it opportunity. You say 'WOW!, Life's Great!' When the ball that comes your way does not meet your expectations and shocks you, you say 'Life Sucks!' or you ask 'Why?' or 'Why Me?'.

There's no way you or I can control what comes our way. Instead of greeting what's coming with shock, resistance and disbelief, we can be accepting and patient. This way, we can work on solving our problems to the extent we can or face each new day, and its attendant challenges, with grace and resolve. Remember each of Life's experiences is to make you mature, better and stronger. Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th Century Persian mystic and poet, said it so simply, so meaningfully: "No mirror ever became iron again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened grape ever became sour fruit. Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse. Become the light."

Which is, when we learn to be more accepting of Life, we become the light we seek!

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