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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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Heart to Heart

December 24, 2010 4 comments

 

With the holidays here already I’ve started thinking of all the people that I have met in my life. Of the relationships I have and what really matters to me. My conclusion came to be that what really matters is the heart to heart connection that you make with a person.  Education, occupation, skin color, shape, size, age….none of it matters. All that is just the gift wrapping; a covering  to each and everyone one that makes us unique and special.

So this holiday season take the time to let those special people in your life know how much you appreciate them. And remember to see the positive side of everyone surrounding you and most importantly, love and appreciate everyone in your life!

 

Happy Holidays and God Blessed!

 

-Fabiola

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Affirmation Of Self Love & Forgiveness

December 24, 2010 2 comments

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Going along  with my friend’s Liz post titled “Flap Your Wings”, here is an affirmation statement that one can practice for love and forgiveness towards ourselves and others:

 

I love you; I bless you; I appreciate you; I forgive you; and I release you to your highest good.

I am love; I am blessed; I am appreciated; I am forgiven; and I am released to the highest good.

You love yourself; you bless yourself; you appreciate yourself; and you release yourself to your highest good

I love myself; I bless myself; I appreciate myself; I forgive myself; and I release myself to my highest good

-Unity Minister John Strickland

-Fabiola

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

WHY SHOULD I GIVE WHAT I DON’T GET?

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

I have to say, one of the hardest habits to acquire is precisely that one; Give what you don’t GET. Eckhart Tolle covers this discipline under the concept of Abundance. He advices us to try it for a couple of weeks.

“Whatever you think people are withholding from you- praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on- give it to them. You don’t have it? Just act as if you had it, and it will come. Then, soon after you start giving, you will start receiving. You cannot receive what you don’t give. Outflow determines inflow”

 

“Outflow determines inflow,” how hard is this, I must say, VERY. I believe that giving love, praise, appreciation, and assistance to the people that we love and truly care for is extremely easy. That is NOT the challenge. The challenge that God wants us to conquer is to give all that to the people in our lives that have caused us pain in any given time or with the ones that we tend to not get along very well. That’s what Jesus meant when he said “Love your enemies! And pray for those who persecute you!

 

Believe me I know, when we read these words, they seem very easy to follow, but when it comes to translate those words into action and to actually practice them, that’s when the struggle kicks in.

First of all we have to understand that it is 100% okay to struggle. We are all very sensitive human beings. Even the toughest one can be easily hurt when it comes to sensitive subjects particular to them. What should we do when people hurt us?

In my personal experience, takes time, and it is okay to take time. Takes time to accept the situation, take it as an experience, DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL, learn from it, and move ON!!!

What’s the next step after you’ve moved on? Remember Jesus, “Love your enemies! And pray for those who persecute you!

Most likely, those who have hurt you deeply are in DEEP suffering themselves. Use the following logic: HAPPY PEOPLE SPREAD JOY!!! UNHAPPY PEOPLE SPREAD DRAMA AND TROUBLE!!!

Pray for them, and ask GOD for strength and FAITH to be able to not take it personal, because unfortunately it is within our nature to take attacks towards ourselves VERY PERSONAL. God knows that, but he wants us to FIGHT!!! TRULY FIGHT OUR NATURE and become AWARE and become PRESENT. Once we become PRESENT, that’s when we will be able to GIVE what we DON’T GET from people. That’s when we will see difficult people in our lives as challenges from GOD and the Universe. We will see them as agents to bring CHANGE in our lives, just as many times GOD will use US as challenge agents to other people.

GIVE WHAT YOU DON’T GET, that’s the biggest CHALLENGE in EVERYONE’S life. Once you do it once, you’ll be bringing CHANGE to someone else’s life, GOD will notice, GOD will be with you and GOD will bring CHANGE to YOUR life too. No one better than HIM, knows about forgiveness and praying for your enemies.

Let’s give it a try 😉 When someone in particular comes to our minds that deserves the least of our attention, care or appreciation, let’s give it to them, of course expecting NOTHING in return. Let’s see what happens. You’ll be surprised!!! 😉

God blessed,

-Lizbeth

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