There is a rhythm to life,
to the rising and setting of the sun
and the cresting and the crashing of the wave,
there is a rhythm.
Could I let go inside the pulse of the Universe?
Could I trust this cosmic rhythm
of coming and going,
of wholeness and disintegration?
How might I show up inside this moment
as I embrace the fullness and the emptiness,
as I let go in order to receive?
The only thing I could ever lose
is the ego that only knows to resist what is.
As I turn to face reality
and I allow the resistance to melt,
the whole world opens up before me.
I think I’ll choose
the path of least resistance.
It all changes, all of the time,
so why do we become so surprised
when things change?
The weather, the seasons, our bodies—
our moods, our hopes and fears,
our likes and dislikes—
the people around us,
the stars in the sky,
our language, our deep desires—
And isn’t it a good thing?
Isn’t it a relief to count on change
as the only constant in the universe?
The alternative is to always be stuck.
Which feels better to you?
I’m going with change…
I start to wonder
why I’m so tired all of the time
so I take a step back
and look into my life.
Working so hard,
finding precious few moments
to really rest (if any),
feeling out of balance,
unsure of where I stand.
And then I realize,
maybe I’m so tired
because I think life
should be different
from the way it is now.
Maybe the true burden
is the belief
that it all should be
other than what it is now.
What would happen
if I practiced acceptance?
What would happen
if I let go into the river of life
and flowed with this moment?
Letting go of the linear thinking
Things need to be THIS way,
My mind is open
to seeing different solutions–
and what was once a problem
now becomes an opportunity
for a new experience,
a chance to dig deeper
and bring more of my true self
to the surface of my understanding.
May I relax
when my mind panics
because it is uncomfortable with uncertainty,
and may I breathe deeply
and find the clarity to remember
There are no problems, only opportunities.
This life can be one big experiment
and we can approach each day
with a sense of curiosity.
Keeping an open mind
we don’t have to become fixed
on things turning out
this or that way,
but we can let it all unfold–
and as we witness the unfolding
we can relax into the flow of life.
Relaxing doesn’t mean laziness–
it means that we create space
in our body/mind/heart/spirit
to directly experience this moment.
So what will you choose?
Will you decide life has to be
this one way and nothing else will do–
or will you decide to open to this moment
drawing ever closer to the truth
of your deepest self?
It doesn’t mean you grow complacent
on the contrary!
The energy you were investing
in fighting with this moment
now can be directed where it is most needed–
in opening your heart,
to what is.
To cease the struggle
is to turn and face reality
and to allow answers to emerge
in their own time.
Not forcing or striving or straining
but breathing, relaxing, and opening…
Opening to this moment.
Put your toe in the river of life.
The water is nice.
Now, dive in.
Let the current carry you.
Relax, go with the flow.
Life loves you
more than you could ever know.
Life is our good teacher,
We ask for unreasonable things
that the only constant is change.
But life is always there,
doing what life does,
and isn’t it wonderful?
ever new and fresh
constantly surprising us
with this opportunity to awaken,
not some time in the future,
When you embrace life
in all of its crazy unpredictability,
you immerse yourself in the
great flow of being.
swimming against the current.
and let life tell you what you need to know.