Until our “defeats” in life are seen as being as valuable as our victories, then our moments in the sun must bring with them shadows yet to fall, taking us with them when they do.
The victories, the defeats – – everything passes in time only to come again and dress the moment in its approved costume. All that remains constant is the stage, in and upon which the continuing saga unfolds. Be the stage.
If “winning” in life was only relative to achieving one’s desire through reaching some pre-determined end, then washing machines would cheer for themselves as they approach the rinse cycle.
When we realize, at last, that there is no place in life towards which we are racing that is not already disappearing, and that there is no place where one willingly remains that isn’t beginning anew within itself, then will we have at last arrived where our heart longs to be.
You teach others (and yourself) when you do not react in alarm to some potentially frightening news or event. The people around you receive the lesson that those events, of themselves, have not the power to make or break the awakened soul. Your lesson is that you see you need not ride along on your own three-alarm nature that loves getting set off.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be properly responsive to the present moment, as opposed to getting lost in worried thoughts about what action to take.
Click here to listen to “Learn to Act or Be Acted Upon”