NO WHERE TO BE
We have all come across the statement – ‘it is what it is!’
This is not just the case for things and events but also the whole thing and event that is Life and particularly our own Life! Yes, our Life is what it is!
However often we want, wish and even will it to be otherwise!
This is particularly the case when Life is difficult, disturbing, distressing and depressing.
Fundamentally Life can be stressful, due to the various ongoing issues and complexities that create concern and confusion.
No wonder we wish we were elsewhere; yet through our Insight Meditation – Vipassana we can realise that the source of the stress is not so much outside of our self, but in fact is our self!
Life is what it is; things are as they are however they are. It is the me, the my, the I – that reacts, resists, denies or tries to distract from what is happening.
Mindful Awareness free from the filters of the egoic-sense of self, creates a new ‘Pure and Simple’, relationship to experience, where there is no self and no stress. How wonderful!
Please enjoy my verse below!
NO WHERE TO BE
I sought to seek Peace and Contentment in Life;
Free from complexity, stress and strife.
Realising this could be found No-Where;
I wished I could be but already there!
Here then, No-Where is anywhere that is found;
The ‘I’ and the ‘Me’ that gets stressed is not around.
Peace and Contentment is a state of Mind;
The ‘I’ – ‘Me’ – ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’, all left behind.
So don’t give way to frustration, fear and regret;
For it is the ‘ego- I’, that with all these is beset.
The Mind-Heart not caught into the ‘I’ to identify;
Has great wings to be Free, to soar and to fly!