Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Observer


Do we sometimes (or often) feel a general sense of unease, as if something bad has happened or is going to happen?  Do we feel overwhelmed by all of the information we receive and decisions we have to make in a single day?  Do we sometimes feel like the deck is stacked against us, and that we are unable to find happiness or connect with people?

Stop.  Surrender.  Allow.

We do not have to look for a solution, because we are the solution.  We do not have to find what we are looking for because we are what we are looking for.  By observing our feelings and thoughts instead of reacting to them, they lose the intensity of their hold on us and easily pass through us.

What is destroying our mood is our instantaneous knee jerk reaction to a thought or feeling.  Our body constricts and the negative thoughts start to feed upon themselves.  We start spinning and the unease increases.  Our constricted bodies also accelerate the negative feelings.  We end up anxious and frustrated.

If we observe our thoughts or feelings without reacting, they soon pass like clouds moving across the sky.  The observer is who we really are.  When we are in a state of observing instead of reacting, we are in a state of peace, love, joy and freedom.

There is nothing that anyone can say to convince someone of the truth of this.  However, it is easy enough to try.  If we try it, we will soon see results when we experience "negative" events, thoughts or feelings.

Let's observe instead of reacting.

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