These minds that we think we can think with are really ours to give away, to give up, to give in, to surrender so we can live from a much deeper place—the place that allows us to see beneath the agreed upon seeing; the knowing that allows us to know beyond time and space; the Grace that allows us to say yes to what is.
Today my beloved partner got to the airport to go visit his father. He was a pilot for many years and thus flies on passes which is like on standby. This is not fun for me but he is great with it usually. Recently he spent the day waiting for a plane to Atlanta. He made the flight but they got diverted to Albuquerque then grounded. Finally they were told it would leave at 3 am the next day, then that it would leave at 7 am and they were given discount vouchers for a hotel near the airport. He could have whined and complained about the misery of the situation but he accepted it. He took it in stride. As he said, “It just was. Why fight it.”
Think of all the things that are that we fight against. Some you are thinking there are things that need to be fought against. I agree but first we must, yes must, totally accept them or we cannot see clearly how to shift them. The Tao always speaks to this. Rumi talks of “ Oh, the barn burned down. Now I can see the moon.” It is the acceptance of what is that allows the shift not the butting up against it.
Martin Luther King Studied Gandhi and the peace movement before he even knew what he was going to do with it. He just knew it was the right way to do things. You can say, yes, and look what that got him and Gandhi—killed. Yet we are all going to die. What we leave behind is what counts. They both got much. they both gave much. It got them immortality. It got them knowing that this was the way to break down barriers, this was the way to release the separation, this was the way of things to come. They needed to be part of what could be. They needed to be part of a bigger dream. We all need to dream.
When we stop dreaming big dreams; when we stop knowing we are the one that can create change; when we stop seeing better ways to uplift and help each other, that is the sad day—not having dreams that are vast in nature. Keep your dreams expansive. Keep your heart expansive. Hold the entire Universe within yourself and be held by it.
How do you do this best? Let us share how we do this. I use my yoga mat by my desk to call me away so I can clear my head and feel my heart. It beats very fast upside down and that is my favorite position. I have chanting music that I love playing and I let it impregnate me. I laugh a lot and roller-blade the hills to feel the space in my brain mix with the chants I do. I get to meet people in the neighborhood. I set myself for the day and the life by meditating first thing each day and last thing each day. I hold each of you in my heart of heart and feel you. I bow to your greatness. May your dreams grow vast and may they all serve each other.
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Blessings, and enjoy your new mental clarity. Your being deserves it.