Stop Worrying About What Is NOT!

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."

~Dalai Lama

We come across times in our lives when we are able to see through the veil that cloaks our ordinary awareness. Every once in a while I can extend beyond this veil and that is when I see no boundary between God and myself.

What Is The Boundary You Have Placed Between God and Yourself?

The nature of the human experience is fast paced. The Earth is travelling at a mind-boggling speed and almost everything else in the universe is moving even faster than this. In the most primitive view, that of clouds changing moment by moment, we can tell energy is constantly at work, making new art for us to see. This pace of change filters down into every aspect of life. It is even challenging for us to stop our mind's dialogue with itself long enough to meditate. In the blink of an eye, with a single leep into the future or the past, this powerful force of nature that we are becomes this fearful and puny being, one who could not accomplish the most minor of tasks.

The other day, a family member said something to me that sent me reeling into the future and my concerns about it with the speed of thought. A flood of prospects that might be unwanted welled up in my mind and for a few minutes it took all the strength I could muster just to get here into the present again. What is this flowing over us like the truth, when it is not? It is worry. It is the overwhelming concerns we have about what might just happen in the future. Our worrying about things that have not yet appeared is similar to lowering the anchor of a boat into the water. We set our feet down and we cannot be moved from that spot, at least in our minds by anyone else or anything else until we are willing to be in the flow of life again. I have never met anyone who loved to worry, but I have met very few who are not looking behind themselves to the past or looking in fear to the future.

For the most part, telling someone not to worry is similar to telling them not to breathe. We have become so accustomed to worry that most of us know nothing else. Don't get me wrong, I have my fair share of things I can worry about if I let myself step even one microsecond into the future, but frankly it scares me beyond words. What I am getting at here is that we waste the extraordinary experience life is so that we can conjure up the worst horror movie in our minds that we can. I find humanity the most baffling group in the universe.

Have you ever experienced peace for even a moment? If the answer is yes, then you know it is worth giving up everything else to have it. If your answer is no, then it would be well worth your while to start meditating. I find the prospect of the things I can be concerned by in the future very forboding, but I am perfectly fine here in the present. Knowing this is the opportunity to pierce the veil between God and ourselves. In this opportunity lies the fulfillment of everything in our lives. All that is available is only available in this moment. Regardless of what the future can bring, it is up to this moment to be decided first. If you really want peace in your life, 'be here now'.

The boundary between yourself and God is worry.

GIVE IT UP...

I love you,

Lela

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Life really is too short to clutter it up with things that we don't require in our hearts, minds, and souls. My outlet is this glorious lake across the street with all its wonderful birds and animals. That is what helps me keep my sanity and blood pressure low.


your favorite nephew 3 years ago

Very well said. There is no doubt that our feelings are byproducts of our thoughts and our thoughts are of our own creation. I wish I had learned that much earlier in my life but I am blessed to be fully aware of it now! And meditation cannot be excluded if peace is what you long for. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me. I love you.


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

aviannovice,

I believe nature is the best way to keep ourselves grounded in the present and I love watching the birds and wild animals that live nearby, too. There are several hundreds of acres of Open Space on two sides of my home and it is the perfect reflection of peace for me. And, as you say, life is too short for the clutter our minds gravitate towards, so we must, each of us, find some way to be where we are in both body and mind.

Blessings,

Lela


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Dear favorite nephew,

You are so right. If we are to truly experience the extraordinary nature of life within ourselves, we must take time to meditate and knowing that we are the source of our own thoughts allows us to drop the mounds of baggage we accumulate throughout our lives so that we can be the powerful force of nature we were intended to be.

It is a great joy to me that you and I have such a wonderful relationship and I love you more than words could ever say.

Bless you dearest one,

Lela


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great hub, great thoughts and well articulated.

What i find the most sad, are those who only see the past as the ruling forces of their present; and because of it they cannot see the hopes for a better tomorrow because of being trapped in their fears of the past.


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Hi d.william,

One of the biggest problems with dwelling on the past is that we continue to create the same things over and over. What we focus on, we create. People act as if this moment holds no other possibly. Thanks for your comment. What you say is so very true.

Blessings,

Lela


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EllenJent 3 years ago

The past is just a memory, however most get caught up in the belief that it is still true. It is the subconscious mind that patterns these events within and then stored into every cell in our bodies. Awaiting a trigger to rise once again to the surface of our awareness. To change the patterns, we need to welcome the experience from an observers point of view, then release the attachment of emotional imprisonment.

Excellent Hub, very well articulated and presented.

Blessings

Ellen


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Hi Ellen,

Thank you for this exceptional comment about the workings of the mind. You said, "To change the patterns, we need to welcome the experience from an observers point of view, then release the attachment of emotional imprisonment." This is a brilliant statement. Thanks again for sharing it.

Blessings,

Lela


Ellen Jent 3 years ago

Thank you for such a wonderful response. I enjoy your prose and view points and looking forward to following the progression of thoughts.

Blessings

Ellen


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Ellen,

I don't know why we attract the people we do on our path, but I am glad you crossed my path.

Blessings,

Lela


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EllenJent 3 years ago

Lela,

My personal perspective is that as we raise our vibrational frequencies, expand in our evolution, we attract those who are resonating at the same level. We are all connected on this universal web of oneness and each thread make up the tapestry of life. As the time progresses and balances out in the new system of things, we will see more and more connections created from a place of love, acceptance and compassion. Thank you dear one, for just being the magnificent individual you are, and I am enthralled to be here sharing this wonderful space with you..Let your Divine light shine..

Blessings

Ellen


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Ellen,

Thank you so much for your wisdom and thank you so much for your kindness. Your message brought tears to my eyes. I know this new age of which you speak is upon us. I know it in my heart. As Jimi Hendrix once said, "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." More and more of us will look for love within ourselves as the guide to our actions and the world will know peace.

Blessings,

Lela

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