July 27, 2010 | 11:45 am
Posted by Misha Henckel
So and so lost their job, has cancer, is getting divorced, has a child with autism, lost their sister in a car accident, lost all their retirement money in the downturn…
Used to be that bad things happened to “other” people, and we believed we were somehow immured from the “downs” of life. Today, those illusions are gone. “So and so” are you and me. These past few years in particular, Life has been intent on waking us from our delusions of self. We have been provided an endless array of challenges, with each person getting just the kind needed to rip through our defenses, bring us to our knees and force us to face reality.
But why? Why couldn’t it all just be a wonderful flow of happiness, prosperity, and good things? Loss and pain is a part of life, but why has it intensified?
It’s not because Life is out to get us, or that we are being punished for our sins, or any such pessimistic view. Through the right lenses these challenge-full times can be the doorway to exactly the life that we are seeking, and happiness, true prosperity and all good things may very well await us. Should we cease resisting the path and embrace all that we encounter, we may find that we are learning to live in a new way. And that new way provides all that we could ask for.
In accepting our “loss” we are able to release the shenanigans of the ego. As we are freed of the ego we come into the present moment.
Living in the present is the answer to whatever we may be facing. It is the new way of being required to live on this planet.
In the present, our souls can come through… And isn’t that what we’ve all been waiting for? The power, the joy, the genius of our soul.
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