Most of us would like to deny that we are co-creators of the problems in our lives, health, wealth or otherwise. It is easy to believe that we are victims of our environment and circumstance, and that things happen to us over which we have no control, especially all those terrible things that cause grief and pain in our hearts. But imagine how empowering it would be to be able to put a stop to the transgressions, take a seat of power and end the roller coaster ride. Imagine only ever being where you want to be with every relationship in your life.
If you are willing, even unconsciously, to give over your right to choose for yourself, then you will always be at others’ control. In this way you are part of the problem. In this way you enable the abusive controlling behavior of others. Even if you loudly disapprove, or disagree you set up a dynamic paradigm of resistance, which determines the playing field for an event to unfold. The trick is to remove the resistance, to allow what ever it is, (issue, person or event) to release itself from your energy field and be with itself. To sit quietly, patiently in stillness will allow you to observe the situation objectively and know the truth of any situation. Once the truth is apparent so will the solution be. In order to be able to do this effectively you must adopt a beginner’s mind.
Putting oneself in the true position of innocence, or beginner mind, is to let go of everything you think you know. When we revert to a fresh starting point we effectively step off of the path of a projected outcome and allow for the possibility of a new one.
The beginner mind assumes nothing.
The beginner mind accepts but doesn’t pre-judge.
The beginner mind is free from disappointment and illusion; it simply waits for revelation of the next piece to the puzzle.
The beginner mind expects to be taught and to learn something it didn’t know before.
The beginner mind places one squarely in the now moment with only relevant information. It is straightforward and uncluttered.
Constantly remind yourself that you don’t know the big picture. By reminding yourself that you don’t know it all you allow the rising up of new experience, new knowledge and new possibility to enter into your life and the current situation. You will be humbled when you ‘get’ how little your knowledge is compared to what is available to know.
By being centered and grounded, aware of our space and constantly creating more space around us we create safety and freedom to our lives.