Sunday, May 4, 2014
We try to force things to be as we would like them to be. Our desires are strong and we believe that satisfying them is necessary for our happiness and well being.
We share the beliefs of the various groups that we belong to: our religious institutions; our socio-economic class; our family beliefs; the beliefs of our friends and other social groups. Our desire to belong is strong. We don't want our beliefs to differ from those of the groups we belong to because we believe we will be ostracized and alone.
Like robots, we unconsciously think, say and do things that we were programmed to do. We live life in a fog, only occasionally experiencing something real and authentic.
We can live a life of passion, joy, peace and love. To do so, we need to surrender all of our beliefs, thoughts, judgments, ideas, notions, and desires, and allow Life to be just as it is.
When we surrender to the Great Mystery, the wisdom of the Universe enters our lives and we begin to fulfill our life's purpose. The petty things that used to concern us lose their significance as our neuroses fade away. Peace, love and joy enter our lives.
We are alive with excitement about what is going to happen next. Life ceases to be a drag. Instead it becomes the greatest adventure.
Let's surrender our beliefs and allow Life to be just as it is.