See God opening millions of flowers everyday without forcing buds
Where do these callous comments emanate from? the head or the heart?Clearly, the head is in control.Finding the WayWe are so quick to be angry with ourselves if we are not constantly striving toward success and overcoming our blocks and fears. Take heart! You are not a failure and there is nothing wrong with you!Recently I listened to a woman harshly chastising herself; “I’ve been avoiding doing what is necessary to get my new career going ? I haven’t written cover computerized embroidery machine manufacturers letters, made the necessary contacts, and have even sabotaged myself by stopping my daily runs. What needs to be done, gets done, and I have a sense of flowing with things rather than feeling pressured and jammed. Well, I know the pressure of trying to accomplish anything with that hard, judging energy pushing me along.
See God opening millions of flowers everyday without forcing buds. God, your Higher Power, true Self, The Way, call it as you will, does not speak to us through judging, driving thoughts. As I gently asked this woman if she felt pressured listening to these critical demands; her eyes welled and a sob caught in her throat.”Don’t try to force anything. Perhaps, this woman quit her daily runs because they were excessive and more balance was needed in her life.Our self-help, goal-oriented, hard-driven society filled with so-called steps-to-success applauds this constant self-analysis and pushing to succeed. And in this instance, I know the so-called avoidance behavior of reading and sewing is a very soulful pastime for this woman.”- Bhagwan Shree RajneeshStop Pushing. When we believe this harsh energy is the way, we have lost our Way. Let God Lead. Feel the expansive calm. Dignity will aid proper body positioning and create wakefulness within.Lightly follow your breathing in, and breathing out. Let this gentle, loving energy be your guide rather than the harsh, driven energy of “self-will run riot” as they say in Alcoholics Anonymous. This act of listening is a doorway to the meditative state or to your God. Let God lead. To live a life of integrity we must turn to our God within for our direction and inspiration.
If we are avoiding doing something perhaps, we really don’t want to do it or it is not the right time. I sabotage myself by reading and sewing rather than doing what needs to be done!”Sensing the pressure this woman felt from that militant voice, empathy stirred my heart.