Friday, April 15, 2016

What you resist persists: Surrender and find peace

Life As It Is:  Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood carry water.  It does not necessarily change our outer reality, but it completely transforms our inner experience of that reality. We become illuminated with the simplicity of life as it is. We go about the same daily activities but with no resistance to the joys, sorrows or demands of those activities. Our preference for life being this way or that dissolves, and we become fluid and awake, able to experience, even celebrate, each and every moment. In other words, we surrender and find peace.    
                                           Anne Mortifee, IN LOVE WITH THE MYSTERY OF LIFE
To the degree that we are able to empty ourselves of resistance to life as it is in this moment, to that degree we are available to recognize and receive blessing. For every moment contains a gift. It might be the gift of patience, perseverance or compassion. The blessing is always available to those who can receive.
 Whatever you resist, you become, if you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion, you are always confused. We think we resist certain states they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them. Adyashanti


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