‘The road is long, not always straight forward,
and what seems certainty can evaporate,
but what is certain is the learning for a soul,
the pain and anguish just a means to an end.’
What we see in life is the pain and anguish of misfortune. But we are as a leaf floating in a turbulent ocean, floating yet unable to make our way anywhere. We are at the mercy of life, its flow, its directions and experiences. The sooner we surrender to this process, the better, because resistance is futile and just prolongs the learning we so need. Pain is the opportunity to understand, to realise what lessons are offered in its name, and refusing to see out of stubbornness just ensures more pain and chaos as a result.
A calm and accepting mind changes any circumstance, gives reason for accepting the necessary lessons associated, and makes the experience far less painful. Life doesn’t want to torture us, we do that to ourselves, very well. It just wants us to learn and find better ways to think and live and to elevate our thoughts to more positive and fruitful states. Our consciousness is minimal, and on this physical earth bound to much of the ego and physical pleasures and experience. But there are far greater experiences for those willing to lay down their pre-conceived ideas and be open to higher truths.
Some may say that ‘God’ or some deity is cruel as many life’s suffer intolerable lives due to circumstances of poverty, war or famine, but the same rules apply. Souls need certain circumstances and experiences to learn and to transcend in order to ascend in a spiritual sense. Our judgement of these so-perceived inequities is, in the end, just ignorance. This life is our learning, our opportunity to understand the process of life. In doing so we find a serenity of mind, a calm resolve in how we approach people and our own experiences, as well as an open mind to glean truths as they become apparent.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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