The most dangerous question we can ask ourselves is WHY. "Why did I say that?, Why did this happen to me? Why did she do that?" We beat ourselves up for the choices we made, the behaviors we exhibited and the things that we said. Well, today, I'm going to give you a little bit of peace. What if every time we hear the word "why" in our monkey mind, we replace it with "because, it is".....That's it.... It is.
Perhaps their is a greater reason that this event occurred that we can't possibly see or understand at this moment. Even the greatest changes, obstacles or tragedies might be setting us up for bigger, better purposes that we can't possibly understand or foresee. Inevitably in life, when something happens, it always opens up the door for something better to take it's place - you lose a job, a better one comes along; you lose a friend, a new one appears; you end a relationship for yet a better one. And if that doesn't happen, perhaps we need to just trust that what we needed for that moment was the blank space and time....Time without a job, time with ourselves, time between relationships. It all comes down to trusting WHAT IS as opposed to WHY.
I know that this is not an easy practice. There are tools to help....Yoga and meditation will help to quiet the mind; reading books on spirituality will help reinforce these concepts...In the meantime, try this really easy practice of shutting down WHYs wherever they appear today and see how you feel - I would love to hear about it. Have a beautiful day and a lovely holiday should you be celebrating Easter. xo
The one constant in life is change. How we navigate that change is who we are. Creating sustainable change is a more deliberate action and gives us the life we want. This is what my practice and my life mission is all about. All of my life experiences, work history and spiritual journey have lead me to this path - to help others create transformation in their lives and live lives that they love.