Friday, July 15, 2011

Easier Said Than Done


First some words of wisdom from Eckhart Tolle . . .

Do you really need to mentally label every sense perception and experience?  
Do you really need to have a reactive like/dislike relationship with life . . . ?
Or is that just a deep-seated mental habit that can be broken?

Surrender is surrender to this moment,
not to a story through which you interpret this moment 
and then try to resign yourself to it.

Things are as they are
What is, is.

Can you accept the isness of this moment
and not confuse it with a story the mind has created around it?

. . . .

 It was so easy to write my last post . . . 
In real life, dwelling in the truth that "nothing is personal"
can be an extraordinary challenge!

Where are the lines?  
When am I allowing the other
to simply be themselves without judgment?
And when am I being co-dependent and unhealthy
(by stuffing my true feelings)?

Love and honesty need to be part of the package
Speak your truth . . . listen . . . 
Really listen . . .
And listen to your heart
(not your emotions . . . they can certainly cloud things)
This seems the best path toward learning the heart of the matter.

Separating ourselves from the story we've built around another's actions.
Huge part of the puzzle! 
I always want to ascribe meanings to things!


And, we do best to accept ourselves as we are!
Even, or especially, when we are not being accepting of another.
When we are listening to our stories, rather than letting things be.

Most, if not all, of the happenings in our lives don't need to be labeled "good" or "bad"
They just are.
I have a goal to stop labeling . . . defining . . . judging . . . 
Situations and people in this way.

To stop projecting my fears and preconceptions onto others.
Let everything be.

I'm rambling a bit on this one.  Feeling challenged to live in the place of surrender and trust;  trust that things will be clear when and if they need to be.
(and not liking it one bit!)
Feel free to share any insights you might have!

Leave Life alone.  Let it be.

Eckhart Tolle

Quotes from Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle