November 20, 2014
“Not wanting this moment to be different from the way it is [is when] the deepest and true change happens…Not wanting something that is not here now or wanting something to be different, instead of a deep acceptance of ‘what is.’ It is as it is…always.“ -Eckhart Tolle
Sometimes the thing we (think) we want most eludes us. The constant striving to “have it,” or the endless frustration from “not having it” is an obstacle to peace. Facing reality–“what is”– and accepting it for this moment in time is incredibly freeing. Looking at “what is” in the cold hard daylight, not as we wish it to be. Even to stop wanting it altogether and exploring what it feels like to give it up for good. Taking a deep breath and saying, “Facts is facts.” “So that’s the way things are, for this moment in time.” My biggest prayer has been for inner peace, but I recently realized I must pray for the ability to accept “what is” at the moment as a prerequisite to that peace.
Peace abides in every mind that quietly accepts the plan God set for it…leave all decisions to His gentle counsel…Say to the Holy Spirit only, “Decide for me,” and it is done. For His decisions are reflections of what God knows about you, and in this light, error of any kind becomes impossible. -A Course in Miracles
“Let go, or be dragged.” -Zen proverb
Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. -Luke 22:42 KJV
Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. -Tao Te Ching