A man of great wealth lost all that he owned. He wept as he thought of everything he once had. He was bitter, angry, and unhappy- as he moved his things to that small-place with only a place to cook, and a room for a bed. Everyone heard the news and thought” how sad, him losing his large home, and many treasures he must feel horrible”.
A young family with small children lives in the street begging for food no place to sleep, the children thin, and dirty. Soon the day comes and they are able to move to a new home. It was small but has a place to cook and a place to sleep and they are grateful. Everyone hear the new and think “How wonderful I am so happy for them, they must be grateful to finely have a home”.
Our ego is our story and you can always find people to agree with that story.
The future and the past have no power in the “Now” only our thoughts have the power to make us feel bad, whether you live in a mansion or only have a shopping cart you borrowed from the corner store if you have feelings of gratitude you will continue to attract things to be grateful for . When you give up the thoughts, the stories the judgements, truly surrendering to “what is” that’s where the peace in you starts.
Life is a paradox: To be blind to the thoughts, the judgements are to truly see. To live life in peace is to let things die, yesterday is dead… let it be. To win the fight Is to surrender, listen to the silence, you can feel the sound… that’s to truly hear!. Life has no social status; Life struggles are easier without the voice in the head, it’s simple but complicated. The ego would have you think.
- A Smack of Reality (divinesparkblog.wordpress.com)