Saturday, June 18, 2016

Life Is What It Is

When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
I like the saying that “it is what it is”.  Every day, life is what it is.  Our thoughts and feelings are like the weather.  They are not necessarily good or bad.  They just are.  The less I am attached to them, the happier I am.  When one lives their life in a non-attached, non-dualistic way, you can just deal with life and accept it for what it is.  The perceived reality of a situation depends on the person and how they emotionally react to whatever is happening.  I jump for joy when it snows while other people complain.  Some people never seem to get upset but I occasionally have meltdowns and throw hissy fits.  When I do this I know I am not living the way I intend.  I am not always filled with acceptance, joy, peace, and love.  However, sometimes I am.  When I am, I know I am living the way I intend and desire.

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