Free from the burden of events

Whatever happens, it has happened, so the less energy we expend on whatever has already occurred, the better for us. Situations arise in life and as they do, it has already arisen, it has happened, we can not change it. It instantly becomes the past as each moment unfolds.

When we do not like something that has occurred, we almost want to deny it has happened, or look to blame someone or ourselves. We give all our energy to this and often become angry or frustrated and think about why it happened. ‘Why me’.

Then once we’ve suffered from the event and the denial, the mind moves onto all the terrible things that will likely now occur as a consequence. The mind has now switched from the denial of the past to the psychological fear created by the fantasy that is the future. So we switch from annoyance to fear.

Suffering from events is based on the mind’s denial of what is and then the projection of what might happen. Neither of these activities of the mind is anything other than just thought, it is not real.

This moment is real and if we always accept what is as it is, then act now, if we choose and then do not waste any further energy, then we are free from suffering, at peace. We might not like what is happened, but we accept it has, when we surrender to what is, then we are free from burden and are able to move on.

Stay present and stay free

Whatever comes our way there is always a solution and when it is happening right now, the only time anything can happen, we always know what to do. We always deal with it right now or of course, we choose not to deal with it, but it’s happening now, so no thought, no fear, no worry, no what if…it’s happening.

The challenge in life is always created from a mental projection of the future, a time that does not exist, a time that nothing can happen, as it is not now and when we reach that point, it will still be now.

The projections into the future create psychological fear as it is something that can never be dealt with now. We suffer mental and then as a consequence, physically too. This then creates a compound effect and further suffering and anxiety come.

The only way to avoid this is to realise everything always happens now, and there is nothing that can happen that we can not cope with or deal or choose to do nothing about. As it is happening in this very instance there is no capacity or time to think about it. No thought means no suffering.

Stay present, stay free from suffering within.