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Friday, August 15, 2014

You are the Light you seek!

Don’t live in denial. Then you will live in darkness. When you live in acceptance of what is, you live in bliss – and Light!

When faced with Life's inscrutable ways, we often spend a lot of time in denial__of what's happening to us__asking 'Why?' and 'Why Me?'. We hope that in asking so, we will get some answers. We hope to reason with Life. We demand logic. 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. Incessantly. When the ball that comes our way meets or exceeds our expectations, we call it opportunity. We say 'WOW!, Life's Great!' When the ball that comes our way does not meet our expectations and shocks us, we say 'Life Sucks!' or we 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.

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, 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."

So, don't fight Life. Don't resist. Don't detest. Be patient. Just accept. Just be. Peace will engulf you, soaking you in bliss. You will then see yourself as the Light that you seek.

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