Live and learn

I believe Life is a spiritual journey. Everything I encounter on my way has the potential to guide me to my true self. The seemingly insignificant as well as the monumental in appearance, they both are equal opportunities for growth.

‘Can  I be the space for this?’ I ask myself when I feel resistance. Can I accept the opportunity Life is offering me? Am I willing to be taught? Am I open to this present moment?

‘Can I be the space for this?’ means I am fully present. I feel how my body reacts to what is happening. I do not try to avoid what I’m feeling. I try to be transparent, let the feeling pass through me.

‘Can I be the space for this?’ means I react from a space of acceptance. I accept the situation as it is. I accept the consequences of my past actions and future reactions. I accept Life is asking something of me, now.

‘Can I be the space for this?’ means I accept the gift of Life, whatever form it takes. When I’m grateful for everything that comes my way, when I allow all there is in my life to be there,  when I don’t resist life, but accept it for what it is, then even the seemingly small has transformative power.

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  1. Great post. So often we resist things out of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of perceived danger, fear of change.

    I’m always reminded of something out of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune when I am aware of my inner resistance, it was something Paul said that he learned from the Bene Gesserits.

    “I will not fear, fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that causes total obliteration. I will face my fear, allowing it to pass over me and through me. When it has passed I will turn to view its path. Where fear has gone, only I remain.”

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    Hi Bill,
    Welcome. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love the quote, how true!
    I’m afraid I only know the game vaguely, but now am tempted to read the novel. Thanks, always love a good book.

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    ‘Life is unfolding as it should be.’ Ever since I realized this truth, this small sentence has become a mantra to me. I say it often. It comes right before ‘Can I be the space for this.’ Thank you for adding your thoughts.

  4. These are amazing questions Norea… looks as if you are biding your wisdom… thank you for your insights, they are needed in this time and place, peace to you my friend

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    I heard Eckhart Tolle ask this question once. It has great power and opens up the door to our greatness.

    Could you rephrase the expression ‘biding your wisdom’ for I don’t know how to translate it. Thanks.

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