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Embrace the Present

18 Nov

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“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”

Ekhart Tolle

I have often found myself impatiently striving to change my life, only to end up frustrated with my lack of ability to conquer God. There is no way that I will ever win if I’m competing with God!

Regardless of what we are sometimes led to believe, we are not magicians. We can’t just wave a magic wand or repeat some chant that will instantly change our circumstances, but what we can do is surrender. We can stop fighting with nature and allow it to take its course. Anything other than this will cause chaos, self-destruction, and pain.

Naturally, I love autumn, and aside from the holidays, I can barely stand winter because of its cold weather.
As humans, we don’t slump into a deep depression because of the season change, instead we have learned to make the necessary changes to assure comfortable contentment.
This is the cause of unhappiness. People are unhappy because they are not where they want to be in life, either physically, mentally, emotionally, even circumstantially.
Think about what it is that has you stressed out and down and out. Once you realize that by surrendering to to the present moment, you are not
giving up, but instead saying yes to life and all of its many opportunities that will lead you to your perfect path. You are making a conscious decision to allow nature to take its course. You are choosing to trust God.

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