“One should view their spiritual work as learning to live life without stress, problems, fear, or drama. This path of using life to evolve spiritually is truly the highest path. Stress only happens when we resist life’s events. If we remain present, and just witness and experience life events in this way, we all can live our life in a state of peace. What is it inside of us that even have the ability to resist the reality of life? It is the SELF; the indwelling being that has this power. It is called WILLPOWER! This is the will you use to hold on to thoughts when you want to concentrate on them. If somebody says something that we don’t like, it is obvious that our resistance won’t stop them from having said it. What we are really resisting is the experience of the event passing through us. We don’t want it affecting us inside. So we assert the force of will against the influence of the event in an attempt to stop it from passing through our hearts and minds. This is energy that needs to pass through. The assertion of willpower can stop the energy transfer, and that’s what creates tension. The fact is, you’re generally using your will to resist one or two things that which has already happened or that which hasn’t happened yet. You are sitting inside resisting impressions from the past or thoughts about the future. How you deal with your energy flow has a major effect on your life. When you resist, the energy has no place to go. It blocks your heart’s energy flow and causes you to feel closed and less vibrant. This is what happens when things are weighing on your mind, and things get too heavy for you. When we face today’s events, we are incapable of dealing with them, because we are still struggling with unreleased past energies. There is no reason for stress in our lives or the need for us to shut down. If you allow each moment of the day to pass through you, then you can live a stress free life. This does not mean that you don’t deal with what happens. You are more than welcome to deal with it, but first let the energy make it through you. If you don’t, you will not actually be dealing with the current event, you will be dealing with your own blocked energies from the past.To avoid this, begin dealing with each situation with ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance means that events can make it through you without resistance. If an event takes place and is able to make it through your psyche, you will be left face-to-face with the actual situation, as it truly exists. Since you are dealing with the actual event, rather than stored energies stimulated by the event, you won’t assert reactive energy from your past. You will find that you are able to deal with daily situations much better. Remember events are not problems, they are just events. Your resistance to them is what causes the problem. If you don’t attach fear or desire to an event, then there is really nothing to deal with. When the events of this world simply make it through you, you have reached a deep spiritual state. So as your path, you take on the work of using life to let go of your resistance. Relationships are a great way to work with yourself. Imagine if you used relationships to get to know other people, rather than to satisfy what is blocked inside of you. If you’re not so busy judging and resisting people based on what is blocked inside of you, you will find that they are much easier to get along with, and so are you. LETTING GO OF YOURSELF IS THE SIMPLEST WAY TO GET TO KNOW OTHERS. Once the personal energies pass through you, the world becomes a different place. People and events will appear different to you. You will realize that you have talents and abilities you never saw before. Deep inner release is a spiritual path in and of itself. It is the path of nonresistance, the path of acceptance, the path of surrender. It’s about not resisting energies as they pass through you. If you have difficulty doing this, don’t give up, keep working on it and it will happen.”
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