Staying In The Flow Of Life

October 14, 2011 by  
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Photo By Angie Rubin

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao-Tzu

So much pain and disappointment come from not accepting reality when it presents itself to us as a fact and a force that cannot be changed.  If we don’t this reality we think:  I don’t deserve this or Why me?  And then we rebel against that which cannot be changed.

What we forget is that nature and life have their own rhythm.  It is not personal. “Bad” things aren’t happening to us because we are evil people.  “Bad” things like “good” things are just expressions of life.  The qualities we apply – bad or good – come from our interpretation of them.  To life it is simply experience.

Understanding the purpose of life – to gain wisdom through experiences – allows us to accept the flow of life with more ease.  We start to see that even that which hurts has a purpose.

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