Our day to day life is mainly without incident in reality. If we are in the moment, that is now, our real-life and only life, there is rarely anything that is worth a worry or to be fearful about. After all, we can only experience life in this present moment, past and future are of the mind. Tomorrow, when we get there is now. Yesterday does not exist.
In fact, the more conscious we are and the more in this moment we focus, the more we can experience a life without any problems. If a situation arises, we tend to calmly deal with it or not. We accept what is, is, how can it be anything other than what it is and whatever has happened, has happened, it is in a past moment and therefore unalterable and only now exists as a memory in our mind, even if it was a second ago.
However, when we stay in our minds our life situation is made up of memories of the past or projections of the future and we are completely unaware of the present moment. Our lives are therefore in our mind and are full of worry, angst, fear, anxiety, jealousy, rage, emotions, suffering and all the other things that our mind will construct for us, blissfully unaware of the moment that we are in.
A simple, peaceful, calm and joyful life is here now for all of us in this precise moment, once we step into the mind, we choose to suffer.
If you want to see if you are driven by your ego or not, wait until the next time someone criticises you, or someone cuts you up in traffic, or has a different opinion, or offers to do something for you that you are struggling with, or doesn’t reply to your message, or talks about their new car, pay rise, expensive holiday…see if there is a reaction inside you and then see if you actions reflect that reaction, look at what you say or do. See how your mind feels threatened and acts to protect.
When we look at the things we react to and think about it for a moment then we realise the insanity and triviality of it all. If we are disengaged from the mind and its ego, we do not become the reaction, we do not feel the need to boast ourselves to others or protect ourselves. We let these things go and accept what is, we do not feel there is any position to defend or any threat, as there isn’t.
The threat is just a construct of the mind and it is not a real physical danger, it is an imagined threat to our fake self-image.
The repeating mind patterns are there all the time, hidden in the endless noise of our minds and are so every day that we don’t even recognise them.
Just be the silent witness to it all and let go of the ego. See how life, relationships, everything changes. Worth a try, a chance to experience peace and calm. Nothing matters unless we choose to suffer.