Winter solstice leading up to New Year’s is a time of inner and outer change. When changes first occur it may shock you to the core, but upon reflection, it later reveals itself to be a blessing. Thus, the next time chaos descends upon you, embrace it as a chance to be propelled to higher ground.
This theme is now rampant all over. Many people are reporting challenging events these last few weeks. My clients flew to Florida for a second honeymoon but a major hurricane’s imminent arrival forced them to vacate the area.
We can never be secure in life; rather, we can be secure in how we approach life. A disciple once asked a great Tantra Master, “What is it like to be enlightened?” The Tantra Master answered: “I’m as miserable as before!” The shocked disciple said, “Great Master, if you are as miserable as before, why should I work so hard through my meditation practice to attain enlightenment?”
The astute Tantra master answered: “The key difference between you and me is that I know that I can choose or not choose to identify with misery.”
Osho said to remember your vulnerability and humanity so as to have more compassion towards yourself and others while still delving into the inner sky of meditation. Indeed, you have a choice each moment as to in which inner state you wish to live.
At times, one who you perceived was a close friend may suddenly turn against you. You can either opt to harbour enmity towards this person or bless them and move on. The art of remaining detached from malice constitutes the most refined way to live. It just involves prioritizing love in your life by putting your heart first.
Perhaps you like to make New Year’s resolutions although you well know that you will likely not keep them, leading to a cycle of believing you cannot improve a thing in your life.
Instead of New Year resolutions, find new aspects of yourself to celebrate.
How many ways can you love and honour yourself?
By doing so, you thus cultivate more abundance which will naturally enhance every aspect of your life.
When you resolve not to do something, more energy moves towards your negative areas of life.
Look for and discover your best attributes and wear them on your sleeve. Let all those around you bear witness to your vibrant energy and compassionate soul. Eventually, others will comment on how fabulous you are!
Whatever you give out will come back to you, magnified.
This basic law of life cannot be altered; rather, it is just how life self-reproduces.
The future is born out of this present moment and how you feel in the Now.
Know that when you share your love, you will feel bliss.
Wishing you all love and abundance in 2019!