Whenever you are having a “negative” experience, whether it is some form of anxiety, depression, or anything you don’t really want happening, recognize that you are indeed having the said experience. Once done, let go and completely embrace it. Embrace the anxiety, embrace the pain, embrace the sorrow. Love it all. Nothing can touch you besides yourself. Any sensuous and/or intellectual experience that you are having at any given moment, always embrace it, always accept what is. Let it take over you. Let it pass through you. It will not harm you. Trust and let go. This can be applied to any “bad” situation labeled by the intellect (which is a part of life, not all of life).
Anxiety stems from hiding from your “true” self which is what is in plain sight (you are not what you THINK you are). From rejecting the moment as it is and hiding away in fear and abstractions that are not even you you create “you”… which is not you. So what is you? Well.. it’s right in front of you, it’s right now. And what is right now? Well… look around. Seriously. Stop everything for a second and do this. What do you see? Don’t go searching now for something or someone to teach you how to do this. Nothing I have said or anyone else has said or any precious book has said will teach you how to look, will give you any “dead” truth that is bam, there, you got it, no further truth! Truth keeps going, everything keeps going, YOU keep going, all is eternal. The “dead” truth you seek externally keeps going internally and in-turn externally, right now, and you are all of it. Don’t go searching within the “global social abstraction” or the “collective mind” we have all created. No one can tell you how to look. Not me, the bible, no one.. just look.
When you get down to it, you will notice, from your own perspective, that this moment consists of everything. Every person, every tree, every bug, every river, every galaxy, everything. Nothing moves from this moment. It may change forms (as it does constantly) and paint a different picture, but it all happens right now. Embrace whatever the picture is at any given time. Embrace the pain.
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Excellent analogy, Eric!
‘Pain’ is a body’s way of sayin’, “Yo! Look here! Something’s goin’ on, right here, right now!” Kind of like sensory idiot-lights on one’s dash board…the ‘check engine’/’door is ajar’ thingy that warns, “fix this, or else!” The ‘else’ being that the vehicle doesn’t start, or yer gonna get ‘stuck’ on the journey.
Rock on, Kiddo…Your write is inspiring! :D
@peacelove, What makes you think things aren’t as they are supposed to? Your thought in and of itself. Be aware of that thought, watch how you choose something as “bad” and simply watch with no judgements.
@tangledupinplaid21, What was your question?