Ever have something happen to you that makes you think, “This needs to go away immediately”?
Whether you’re forcing inner peace, a smile, or fighting back tears, how well is that working for you?
Let’s accept where we are and what is going on together.
The more that we allow what is occurring, the more it will be given an opportunity to fade. You know the phrase, “What we resist, persists?” Well the more that we force the exit of a mood, the more it will attempt to highlight its presence.
Even if you’re mentally able to get rid of it, your body may cling to it until it presents as anything from back pain to chronic headaches.
Take a seat.
With either eyes closed or downcast eyes, notice where you are. Recognize whatever arises, accepting its appearance or disappearance.
Let go of believing you should be somewhere else, emotionally, mentally, or physically. Be open to every attribute of your experience as you sit.
Don’t censor anything. Allow everything. The pleasant and the unpleasant. The neutral. You can observe it all equally.
This inner attitude is nonjudgmental. It may take a while to cultivate, but when you feel that you have it to the best of your ability, sit in that space.
Become a curious being who can let each moment be. This doesn’t mean that you can’t take steps once you open your eyes to a different path, a different emotion, or a different mindset.
But for now, as you sit, let it be simple.
Just let it be and maybe you will realize that what you feel is not forever.
It has its time.