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“I DON’T MIND WHAT HAPPENS”

January 9, 2011 1 comment

Jiddu Krishnamurti, the greatest Indian philosopher and spiritual leader revealed to his audience in one of his many teachings his secret to happiness and peace of mind.

“I don’t mind what happens”

Very simple but yet very powerful statement. Not minding what happens means being ONE with the Universe, being in sync with the world and the present moment, accepting and not resisting THE NOW.

Being at ease with what IT IS, AS IS, is the key to bring extreme and total comfort and peace of mind into your life. Every single experience in our life serves a greater purpose, bigger than US. That is why Krishnamurti advices us to stop mentally labeling every situation or event that happens in our life as either good or bad, by breaking this habit, you prevent yourself from participating in human drama and thus saving yourself plenty of trouble.

As always, easier said than done, but the key is to NEVER stop trying to do the right thing, and the right thing will always be NOT MINDING WHAT HAPPENS!!!

This does not mean that you should stop putting effort on bringing change into your life. On the contrary, like Eckhart Tolle mentions in his book “A New Earth”,

“When the basis for your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered by the intelligence of Life itself”.

Life and nature are pretty wise. As I stated on my previous post about observing and learning from ducks, flapping our wings and letting go of the story, again, our nature and all our surroundings will always be filled with priceless teachings. We shall never stop wanting to keep learning, the universe provides endless FREE education/wisdom.

According to Krishnamurti, “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning”.

What we’ve learned today is that we must start practicing THE ART OF NOT MINDING WHAT HAPPENS in your present moment. The secret to happiness, OBSERVE, ACCEPT and LEARN. If your present moment still HURTS pretty severely, always remember that GOD is a FAIR GOD, he will always repair all your wrongs with double rights. NEVER DOUBT THAT!!!

Hope these words brought you a bit of comfort and peace of mind 😉

God Blessed,

-Lizbeth

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“FLAP YOUR WINGS!!! Let Go of the Story”

December 20, 2010 2 comments

Eckhart Tolle has enlightened us by describing how a duck’s fight plays out every time.

 According to Tolle, a duck’s fight, which never last very long, always finishes by both ducks flapping their wings and releasing all the tension and negative energy build up during the fight. After they Flap their wings, they separate and float off in opposite directions. That is exactly what we us humans often struggle to do with everyday people and situations.

“Flap your Wings!!! Which translates, Let Go of the Story” is a principle very difficult to live by. How many times we caught ourselves replaying in our head direct attacks or simply a rude comment that hurt our feelings? What we are actually doing is creating a story in our head that without us even noticing, builds up resentment and negativity in our most valuable treasure, THE NOW!!!

If we look closely, nature and the universe are full of very insightful life lessons. We should practice careful observation of our surroundings and LEARN!!!

Be AWARE of your thoughts. Once you’ve found yourself making a movie in your head, be PRESENT, experience those feelings/thoughts and notice what they do to your body internally.

Once you’ve become aware of the pain you are experiencing, ask yourself the following:

Would these thoughts help me in any way to feel better right now?

Would these thoughts help me to go back in time and prevent X situation from happening?

The answer will always be NO!!!

Once you’ve answered those questions using simple LOGIC, you should pull yourself together, close your eyes, take 3 deep breaths and…. FLAP YOUR WINGS!!! Let Go of the Story!!!

I’m telling you, I do this all the time and it works!!! This is the most important habit we should all learn to master in life. We do not live in a perfect world, and like my dear friend Fabiola mentioned in her article about the importance of having dreams, you will always encounter people on your path that will be determined to put you down simply because they’re down themselves.

The key is to not take it personal and ask GOD for STRENGHT to be able to FLAP YOUR WINGS EFFECTIVELY.

NEVER, NEVER, keep your eyes away from that goal you have. Obstacles and barriers to overcome will always be on our path. Conquering them all is what will prepare us to get where we want to be.

START TODAY!!! FLAP YOUR WINGS and stop carrying that past in your head and heart.

BY RELEASING YOUR DARK PAST, YOU WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR FUTURE!!!

God Blessed,

-Lizbeth

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WHY SHOULD WE WELCOME SUFFERING?

December 13, 2010 5 comments

Humanity has been taught that Suffering is Bad, and that we, our friends and family should never have to suffer in any possible way. Eckhart Tolle, challenged this idea in his book “A New Earth” under the concept of Conscious Suffering. His very insightful words changed dramatically my perception and expectations of LIFE.

One of the main reasons why I decided to start this blog is to share what I’ve learned from very significant and brilliant people I’ve encounter in my life. My views and perspectives of LIFE have changed over the years very drastically. As we get older, we start evolving and all our life experiences, especially the very painful ones shape our beliefs and change us forever. It is up to US to choose whether we want that change to be a positive or a negative one.

As someone who felt deep into depression and even required medication to help me recover from it, I can tell you that at some point in my life I did choose the negative approach. The outcome of a very negative thinking and a negative attitude was not pleasant at all. Thankfully with the help of GOD, family and friends I was able to rise above it and move on. At a certain point, I embraced my depression; I searched deep into my soul and my being, and that’s when I finally transcended my crisis and became a different person.

Suffering is part of life. Without suffering we cannot evolve, we cannot transcend. So what does it mean to Suffer Consciously? To suffer consciously is to ACCEPT suffering, to embrace it, learned from it and MOVE ON!! According to Eckhart Tolle, suffering consciously is good for our soul because it drives us deeper. He states that we have to say YES to suffering before we can transcend it. Very wise words.

When someone does not suffer consciously, often they portray themselves as victims, and their ego enjoys very much being a martyr, someone who for some reason the Universe and God is good to everybody else but not to them. This reasoning will only multiply your pain and suffering and will prevent you from discovering the real reason why God and the Universe wants you to experience such PAIN.

In my personal experience, I can tell you that I’ve acquire the most knowledge and the most significant inner transformation and spiritual growth when I’ve gone through painful and difficult situations in my life. Now I see those experiences as valuable lessons that God place in my path to prepare me to be a stronger human being and most importantly, to have the certainty that regardless the life changing event, He will ALWAYS be there for me, He will give me the STRENGHT to survive any circumstances, and that He will ALWAYS take care of me. That realization is extremely comforting.

I’ve learned that life is extremely fragile and that in any second our life can be turned upside down. We shall not fear PAIN, when you’re close to GOD and truly trust his plans for you that fear will completely disappear.

Many times when we think that someone we love dearly is making a mistake, we believe that is our moral duty to keep them from making it and thus keeping them from suffering. While we might prevent temporal suffering in the present, we are also preventing them from experience and facing the world, and what might be even more awful is that by preventing this small temporal PAIN, we might be inflicting a lot more painful and permanent suffering for them in the future.

Preventing suffering prevents evolution and self-growth. According to Tolle, what we may perceive as mistakes for other people, it might be exactly what they need to do or experience to prepare them for what it is to come in their lives.

LIFE is wonderful and suffering consciously will only open our minds and hearts to LOVE, VALUE and APPRECIATE everything and everyone in this incredible gift we were given called LIFE.

Hopefully these words brought comfort to someone out there 😉

God blessed,

-Lizbeth

WHAT CAUSES UNHAPPINESS?

November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Let’s slowly and carefully read the following intriguing quote by the brilliant Eckhart Tolle.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral , which always is as it is. Be aware that what you think to a large extent, creates the emotions that you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”

-Eckhart Tolle

I’ll be quoting Eckhart Tolle very often. Reading his book “A New Earth” has been truly transformational in my life. The quote mentioned above is one of my favorites because it yells truth in every word.

One example, if you lose your job you might say, “I’ve been fired, I’m ruined” as oppose to facing the facts. “I don’t have my old job anymore, I need to get a new job,” that is a fact. Obsessing about the way you lost your job and the reasons why you lost your job, creates a negative story in your head. This story that your mind has created for you is so powerful that prevents you from finding a solution to the situation in the NOW. Lack of action in the NOW gives you plenty of time for negative thoughts and emotions.

Once we become aware of the power of the thoughts we create, we will have a very easy choice to make every day. Should I choose to create negative thoughts that will only make me unhappy and attract more negative energy? or should I simply choose to face the facts and look for solutions in the NOW.

Living in the NOW is empowering, the NOW is all we have, we might as well live it to the FULLEST 😉

-Lizbeth

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