Life is right now. Life is what image you see when you think of it. Real is right now. The story that exists in our minds of what will happen someday. Is just an idea. Someday I want this and someday I want that. So how do we simplify what is happening? Traditionally man does not like life to be simple. It likes to be complex because this way the mind feels important. So what does all of this mean? Who I am exists in my mind story. What will happen someday is my story. What kind of home I will have, who I will marry, and if I will open my own business. That you and this me is just an idea. Tension arises when you try to protect that idea.
When will I get that new car or new couch? My neighbors have a pool. When will I get one? Tension and fear come from wanting to "be something". So back to Tig, the doorway to life's happiness is "what is real and true"? The mind creates a problem, and the mind says " give me something to do". This is always about the future. It is always about a goal or something that we do not have or have not achieved.
Our job is not to think about the future. See what is real right now and try not to figure out what is next. Lay down the content in your mind and be what you know...just be you.
Just... be ...here.
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)