How do you consciously meet the reality of your life? Do you tell the truth to yourself about your reality or do you resist it? Are you willing to be open to the reality of your life 100% and notice what it triggers in your being? Each day the landscape of our life changes and we find ourselves in a new place of reality. More often than not we tend to resist the aspects of the realities of life that are unpleasant to deal with, and as a result, we find ourselves in a place of suffering.
So what is reality, really? Let’s keep it simple, if it’s raining, it’s raining, if you car has broken down, the reality is your car isn’t working. Or in this moment, your reality may be somewhat deeper than that, perhaps you have lost your job, you’re sick, you’ve lost a loved one and you’re grieving. These situations are very real, they are here NOW, in this moment in our lives – it is our reality.
So what to do? The truth is, we cannot argue with reality – it’s futile to try to do so, it is what it is. We can’t change the fact that someone we loved has died, we can’t change the fact that perhaps we are suffering with an illness of some kind but what we can do is make a choice of how we will simply be with that reality and loving ourselves in this place. When we become mindful about what is occurring in our life and accept the reality of our situation the suffering created from resisting it appears to subside. If you are not surrendering to your reality it will most probably be causing you suffering of some form. Remember, what you resist persists and what you embrace you erase.
I am not suggesting that any of us like the feeling that loss and pain can bring into our lives but acknowledging that it is present and letting it be is an option. My experience has been that when we speak the truth about our reality it begins to have less power because we have consciously acknowledged what is.
Be mindful to meet your reality as it arises, let go of time frames about when it should change or disappear. Let go of expectations, just let it be, let it have its time with you it will dissipate on its own accord anyway. Keep your life simple ~
Some words of wisdom from Gangaji www.gangaji.org about reality.
“To meet reality is ruthless. To meet it without the mediation of the thought “I can control this,” is to face death. Really to face death, here and now. This is Ramana’s awakening. Papaji said, “Stop.”
If your life is about going, becoming, getting or escaping—stop. The invitation is to let the life that is living this life, live it. When you let life live itself, you are actually surrendering to yourself.”
Honour your spirit and walk towards the journey your heart desires.
In love, Lorraine
Lorraine Wilson has been on a journey of self discovery for many years. She openly shares her experience with others and offers hope, inspiration and an invitation to “Keep Life Simple” through self inquiry. She lives on the West Coast with her children.
Lorraine has been influenced and is incredibly grateful for the teachings of Gangaji, Adyashanti, Eckart Tolle, Pamela Wilson, Muni and His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. She has worked in the field of communications and broadcasting for over 30 years and utilizes her communication skills as a program facilitator and provides one on one support to others who desire to investigate their life journey.
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