It doesn’t mean one should be passive or not care. Do your best and let it go.
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Let’s stop complaining about our problems (and each other) and DO something to be part of the solution (I’m telling myself this, too)!
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
“To meet everything and everyone through Stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe.” — Eckhart Tolle
You are on the right track if:
- you can lose your job and still remain calm,
- have your graduation or wedding postponed and you’re still happy,
- you choose people over money,
- remember that this, too, shall pass
If we choose to continue believing our ego, we will spend our lives swinging up and down. The energy behind our compulsive thinking is the energy of fear. It keeps us looking outside ourselves for the next thing, person or project for fulfillment. However, there is a space between the up and down of our emotional seesaw, when we are equally balanced in the middle. The outer and inner noise disappears; this is where we are able to connect to the essence of our being. It is here, in the stillness, we connect to the energy of love, kindness, equality, a deep sense of worthiness and lasting inner peace. Accessible in every moment, it is within you and me, right here, Now. Our happiness and inner peace can’t be found in the past or the future, but only in the stillness and awareness of the present moment.
spirituality over politics