God gives us nothing that we cannot handle. We call upon our experiences, like wishes against the backdrop of eternity. They’ve been waiting for us since the creation of the first atom.
Our experiences are the collective mass of our desires and actions – our beliefs and habits.
The burden of life, to some, is far weightier than what they are prepared to handle. Not because it is any heavier than any others – because all yokes weigh the same. In stead, it is the tools which we were given which allows us to navigate the pitfalls of our lives – when we do not develop our wisdom and intuition, we continue to act ignorantly to the cost of our habits and values.
We have failed to recognize that only the authentic-self can thrive in this world, through the material body.
The authentic-self must be humble and patient, live life with thanksgiving in their heart for all the blessings – because our life and body temple are in fact gifts that we are not able to hold onto for eternity.
The authentic-self, at the moment when the wheel of life has come to a stop, can look back upon its life and sincerely claim, ‘I’ have lived a noble and selfless life.
A life that is unexamined is a life that is empty. A person cannot define who they are until they have searched their soul. The hardships of our lives force us to look within, and find the will and strength to confront, or give in.
The person that is broken can never move ahead, because they choose to live stuck in the pain of their suffering. They stop wanting to live past the moment when they were broken.
We all know pain. No one person’s pain is greater than any others.
We cannot dismiss our pain. But rather, we should examine ourselves and define who we want to be, and develop the necessary tools to overcome and thrive.
The difference here is; we should never define the world in which we are thriving. What does it mean to be successful or happy?
When we give into other people’s descriptions of the world, we become trapped in their definitions.
Choose instead to live in your own descriptions – that every moment is ‘Ever New Joy’ as defined by your heart.
Letting go is the act of distancing oneself from the malignancies that keeps us locked in a cycle of self judgment and in judgment of the world around us – based on an un-calibrated description.
It is the model that is broken.
We discover the heart when we examine our souls and find for ourselves the description of self and of now.
Living selflessly isn’t one who has forgotten themselves – selflessness is one who has no desire for the result – or fruits – for their labors – because the joy itself is derived from the act of doing and giving.
Do not give yourself away – for you will grow weak and tired. Instead, give away the descriptions that define what are Good Works, and Good Deeds - and what is the appropriate reward for our efforts?
Clean your home, not because it is dirty – but because the discord is the product of our own inner conflict and attachments. Let go of the clutter, organize our thoughts and habits, and we will find that we will become stronger, more vital, healthier and happier.
A joy-filled life is a sincere life – and that can only be attained through Authentic Living.