have you ever stopped long enough to understand that when you have negative feelings arise it’s probably because you have some form of resistance to whatever is happening. you’re stuck in traffic, your emotions start to bubble. you don’t like being stuck in traffic, you have resistance to it, this resistance creates lots of negative energy, and boom! you’re suddenly unhappy. not being able to accept the situation at hand, to go with it, to go-with-the-flow, creates disharmony, and where you were just fine a few minutes ago, you’re now stewing.
in a perfect world, we’d never be caught in traffic. unless of course, you’re on your way to your crazy aunt alma’s for a family get-together and you’d rather dig a ditch instead, then.. traffic is your new best friend. more time in traffic, less time at the crazy farm. so you see, this proves that traffic in and of itself is not the culprit, because in some instances it can be a good thing. if something can be both good and bad then that means it all comes down to perspective. it’s good when you aren’t resisting, it’s bad when you are.
not everything that comes before us will be what we would choose. it’s our ability to not resist, to allow things to be as they are and us to adapt to them that separates whether our mood be dictated by the winds or by us. next time you’re feeling antsy, or irritated, or plain old fussy, see if you’re resisting something by saying no to that which is clearly already a yes, already in motion. non-resistance may not make every situation that which you wish it to be, but it will make the time spent much smoother, calmer, and less negative. i find in particularly trying circumstances that going to lala land is highly beneficial. it’s a nice place to visit when you feel like you’re in the midst of chinese water torture. drip, drip, drip. now what was that you were saying? i went away for a
minute half hour or so.