23 Apr We are Meant to Enjoy Our Lives – April 24 2019
Do not oppose. Opposition is dangerous to immortality.
Rather let the wrong just be a drop in the ocean of your virtue… when you forgive, all nature enjoys your brilliance and returns joy to you.
We are not in a position to criticize anything. We are only in a position to adore everything, love everything, encourage everyone; take it as it comes, go ahead, run fast, evolve, enjoy.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
Power of Silence
We are meant to enjoy our lives.
Many of us have spent decades experiencing the opposite. We have been told–or think we have been told–by our parents, teachers, church, society, that life is a struggle, a fight; that we are sinners and need to atone for our evil nature; that life is serious business and that happiness can be ours only after much toil and strife. Etc.
Suffering, indeed, rather than enjoyment, is often seen as a virtue; but this is only because of a lack of knowledge about how to be free of the suffering.
When we are identified as the ego–as this outer shell of thoughts and feelings, opinions, ideas, hopes and fears, history–life is a struggle. Everything is a fight. We are separate from the world, the world is a dangerous place for us, and we need to get enough of everything–love, money, power, approval–to make it safe.
There is a place within each of us that is pure and free and clear, unsullied by anything we ever have done or anything that may have been done to us. In this place we are at one with the whole of nature, at one with the divine. This place is the truth of our being, and we can choose to live as this truth at any time.
We visit this place each time we meditate, transcending every relative world dilemma and resting in the place of pure peace and bliss, then returning to the world of duality uplifted by that place, and more and more able to recognize that oneness in the world. For it is here, right in front of us, if we look for it. Always
Today I will step into my day knowing that I am worthy of love and happiness, and expecting the universe to meet me halfway in my enjoyment of the love and happiness that is my birthright.