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Stop Worrying About What Is NOT!

Updated on March 6, 2013

"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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