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Genuine love for all life

Discussion in 'Mind, Body & Spirit' started by Karmoh, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Karmoh

    Karmoh Member

    When we awaken from a deep sleep, as we open our eyes, we look and asses our situation. We enter the thought stream; we are presented with thoughts and sensations that build a story of where we are and of our wellbeing.
    It may seem like your life, just shows up in front of you exactly the way it is. It seems as if you are seeing your present situation objectively, as if life exists in a certain way, as “my wonderful life” or “my dreadful life.” If on awakening from deep sleep you experience positive or negative emotions, it seems like life causes them because of a sense that life exists out there objectively.

    Upon closer look, this is not what is happening. Notice the viewpoints that appear when your life appears. All sorts of memories are placed over your present life, perhaps a memory of a painful thing that happened yesterday. And those memories often arise in conjunction with certain emotions. Past thoughts often carry resentment, anger, or sadness. Or maybe the thought of the dreadful meeting with so-and-so later in the day will appear, Present or future thoughts often carry anger, frustration, sometimes fear or anxiety.

    So what do you really experience when you awaken from a deep sleep and see your life. You experience thoughts, emotions, and sensations that seem to point to an actual, separate life out there. Now go try to find that actual life. Every time you look, you find a thought here, an emotion there, or a sensation there and these appearances are coloured by the ego. In other words, what your life is depends on the story you tell about it. You paint your life in every moment. There is no objectively existing separate life that you can experience outside of your stories. It may really seem like there is some physical life existing outside of all thoughts, emotions, and sensations, but look more closely. Can you walk up to your life and touch it? Does your actual life whisper to you, “I am your life” It is only a thought (ego)that does that.

    This may seem emotionless at first. You cannot find your life as being out there at all.
    So who/what, is your life?
    What is really here?
    But if you were to let go of those questions and dive deeply into your actual experience, you open yourself up to intimacy of a completely new kind, a seamless unconditional experience. The world, as you experience it, is none other than what you are. Your stories of your life remain, yet no matter how good or bad they are, they appear seamlessly within awareness. There is nothing more intimate and loving than that. When you are at one with your life, the capacity for being is forever present. And with this awareness comes genuine love for all life.

    Peace :)
  2. Prasanam

    Prasanam Member

    It's obvious that you got this experience because when I read it I can grab your consciousness of this text. It's not just words...

    Thank you so much,
  3. Edwin

    Edwin Member

    Very nice !

    Not only what you wrote, but who wrote it as well !
    Your life's experiences are testimonial to what you wrote, as you obviously are living in challenging circumstances.

    Complete acceptance of the world you are living in has often been confused with accepting the circumstances. The resistance of the ego ( which basically are just thought-patterns cultivated over time to work against you almost perfectly ) against the world created by itself is in fact only keeping you from solving the situation in an intelligent way.

    Or, to translate it to your situation, accepting the fact that you live in a town struck by earthquake twice within a years time, leaving a devestated town which basically has to be rebuilt instead of renovated after the second quake.
    And you are losing your hair on top of that.

    Accepting this fact will help you to take action, to do what is needed without all the what if's and if only's distracting you.
    Focus on the solution, not on the problem.

    The love you spoke of is the instant reward for living this way, that and the feeling of every day being as intense and long lasting as they were in your childhood, when living like this was normal.

    Thank you so much for this post my follically challenged brother from the other side of the blue rock !
  4. Karmoh

    Karmoh Member

    No, thank you and all the lovely people on this site, it was through this site and lots of your pointers (among others) that released my ego. Sure he’s there oscillating even more now with what happened, but recently the realisation that thought was deceiving myself into believing that I need to become more accepting or learn to accept life with all its twists and turns.

    But acceptance cannot be taught or learnt. You cannot accumulate acceptance like money. Acceptance does not happen in the future. It happens now or not at all. On realising that, life simply is.

    Big hugs to you all.

    PS, Edwin... When a man becomes bald in the back of his head first, he is a thinker. When a man goes bald in the front of the head first, he is a lover. When these 2 sides meet, he thinks he is a lover. ;)
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  5. olmate

    olmate Member

    Hi Karmoh,

    What a wonderful post.

    As you point out - this is not our life. We are life.

    Nothing but the best...

  6. Edwin

    Edwin Member

    LMAO !!! :D:D:D:D

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