This is by someone on Facebook who calls themselves simply ‘Me’. I love everything that they write including this one.
When your heart is breaking apart with sorrow or when the emptiness is so claustrophobic that you can find no rest – stop. Slow right down and let the flow of life move through you.
Where there is discomfort, relax behind it. You are the space into which all of life flows, including the energy you feel as discomfort. This isn’t a reductive act to belittle your life situation or an attempt to manipulate, change it or make it appear other than what it is – this is what you do when life is presenting you with the raw opportunity to meet yourself as the precious place where life unfolds. This is what you do when wisdom rules.
See how the energies of the mind work as thoughts come, tripping over themselves in quick succession, trying to find a way to solve the disturbance. The mind is only trying to protect you – but it ends up acting like a caged animal, increasing your discomfort. Watch the thoughts bouncing around – replaying, analysing, rationalizing, predicting and weaving the images of your suffering. Stop and notice. Not with the effort to degrade this astonishing dance, just to notice that you are noticing. What is it that observes all this activity? What is it that is aware of the disturbance? What is it, the mind believes it must protect?
These moments are the place where your direct experience of life and your open awareness meet. That awareness is Love. And, this is how life shows you what you really are.
Learn to let go of yourself and keep letting go… It’s alright, you are safe.