Embrace Whatever Occurs
There is something deeply satisfying about a summer storm. The dramatic cloud formations; charcoal, ash, pearl and cotton.
Sometimes a great wind arrives with a wild mixture of cool and warm gusts, tossing branches and leaves; putting early summer flowers in disarray.
When rain falls, the drops will be surprisingly heavy and thick. Everything touched begins to glisten in the dark light. Deep heavenly rumblings may occur with startling electric exclamations, illuminating a universe, drinking.
Here is my choice in this moment. Close down with disapproval, disappointment or fear. Oh, I don’t like getting wet. Why can’t every day be “nice”? Thunder and lightning scare me.
So easy to cling to sunlit days of brilliant color and gorgeous blooms. This is something other, than that.
My mistaken belief says that I must armor myself against the unknown or the unpleasant. My negative thoughts are meant to protect me from pain, discomfort, or whatever danger may occur. Instead they become a dark veil, preventing me from seeing clearly; preventing me from drinking deeply, now.
If I open my arms to the majesty of this moment and embrace it all, how ecstatic I might feel. A doorway has opened to the unfolding of the universe and I have been invited. Shedding my cloak of aversion, I may enter.
Breathing in I am aware of the breath in my body.
Breathing out I am glad to be alive.
Breathing in I notice fear and aversion.
Breathing out I hold my aversion with compassion.
Breathing in I open to the majesty of this moment
Breathing out I embrace my experience.
Breathing in I look deeply
Breathing out I see with clarity
Breathing in I have arrived
Breathing out I am home.
May this information benefit you, those you love, and all sentient beings, everywhere.
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