We are conditioned by an achievement-based and goal-orientated society to be focusing on the future and the arrival at the end, with no time for the steps in between, we do not want to be where we are, we want to be at the moment of mastering.
Mastering something is all about patience, focus, being in the moment and enjoying each of the steps. It is about now and wanting to be where we are at this moment. We can only ever do something now in this moment and the joy of doing leads to the mastering.
It is not about the goal itself.
Life is the means, not the end.
Lastly, I have just updated my art gallery page, a selection of work over the last 6 years from beginner to enjoying the daily journey. If you have a moment take a look here The Art of Change
If we accept that life always will have dark times, then the inner surrender to what is, and to that, will enable us to be at peace, to be free from resistance and our inner light can shine for us.
The universe will work with us once we accept what is and are at peace with it. Whatever occurs in life, when we realise it has occurred, it is instantly the past, it no longer exists except for in our mind. Therefore, when we let go of the emotions and reactions surrounding what has happened we are instantly at peace. We have chosen to say it does not matter.
That does not mean we are happy about everything whatever, it just means below the turbulence on the surface of life, is always inner calm and stillness. From the challenges in life we expand in their experience and they bring us riches.
We are able to see our patterns of reaction, emotion and thoughts more clearly the darker the situations that occur.
The level of resistance brings the corresponding level of emotion, thought and reaction. Letting go dissolves this all.
It’s the dark things that bring us the light.
The darker they are the stronger the light comes.