There’s nothing left to say or do All there is is silence No mudra to try No mantra will do No chakra to open No teacher to follow No more books to read No workshop to take The kale salad won’t do Neither will the cake No yoga pose will cure this longing It is…
Friend, please, do not try to decide now. Do not shut any possibility out of your heart. Honor this place of not-knowing. Bow before this bubbling mess of creativity. Slow down. Breathe. Sink into wonderment. Befriend the very place where you stand. Any decision will make itself, in time. Any choice will happen when your defences are down….
The real search isn’t a search into tomorrow, or to anywhere other than now. It’s starting to look into the very nature of this moment. In order to do that, you have to “stand in your own two shoes,” as my teacher used to say. What she meant by “standing in your own two shoes” is you have to look clearly into your own experience. Stop trying to have someone else’s experience. Stop chasing freedom or happiness, or even spiritual enlightenment. Stand in your own shoes, and examine closely: What’s happening right here and right now? Is it possible to let go of trying to make anything happen? Even in this moment, there may be some suffering, there may be some unhappiness, but even if there is, is it possible to no longer push against it, to try to get rid of it, to try to get somewhere else?
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This Rumi poem was giving to me in a card by a dear friend. I cried the first time I read it. All my life I have been the type of person that sought life’s meaning. Now the search is finally over. The pain and the beauty are all part of the one reality and if you argue with it, you will suffer. It is as it is and this too shall pass!