Thursday, January 12, 2017

What do you Need?

     What or whom do you reach for when you feel uneasy, uncertain, adrift, anxious, afraid, groundless, lost? 
     How often do you feel dys-ease? 
     How dependent are you on what / whom you reach for?
     Does what / whom you reach for actually cure - OR - just provide a bit of distraction from your dys-ease?

     Isn't it peace that we lack when we feel dys-ease. But peace cannot be acquired by grabbing onto people, things or experiences. We become peaceful as we let go of, become independent from, all the distractions we habitually reach for whenever we feel the 'anxious quiver of being.'

       "If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
       If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
       And if you let go completely, you will have complete peace.
"            Ajahn Chah

     Letting go of - learning not to take seriously - not to depend on - distractions, is not a dogma nor even a should. It's something to try for our self. If, after an honest trial period, it works for us, then it may be worth continuing.


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