I don’t need to identify with anything because they are not my life, only my life situation.
Excerpt from “The Power of NOW” by Eckhart Tolle:
A Buddhist monk once told me: “All I have learned in the twenty years that I have been a monk I can sum up in one sentence: All that arises passess away. This I know.” What he meant, of course, was this: I have learned to offer no resistance to what is; I have learned to allow the present moment to be and to accept the impermanent nature of all things and conditions. Thus have I found peace.
To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greately. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no stuggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last. All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.
The happiness that is derived from some secondary source is never very deep. It is only a pale reflection of the joy of Being, the vibrant peace that you find within as you enter the state of nonresistance. Being takes you beyond the polar opposites of the mind and frees you from dependency on form. Even if everything were to collapse and crumble all around you, you will still feel a deep inner core of peace. You may not be happy, but you will be at peace.
I just have to share the above to everyone with the hope that it brings you the same freedom and joy that I have felt by reading them. I have to take a whole three paragraphs to share word for word as I could never reiterate them so clearly and precise to bring life that we don’t have to identify with anything.
Our thoughts is not us, but we are the one who see the thoughts. Bad life situations are not meant to attack us, it is just is part of a cycle that came to pass. You and I are made of love, and when we’re free, it emerges and we won’t find any reason to harm one another on the contrary we aim for harmony.