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.

Bad things

I’m 54 years old and I struggle to think of anything that has happened to me that has been really bad, as in life threateningly awful, really, really bad. Furthermore, anything that I have not been able to deal with.

Yet in my mind, I have imagined almost every horrific thing that you could come up with and not just once but again and again and yep, again. If all the bad things I had imagined might happen, had happened, well I wouldn’t be 54 and I wouldn’t be writing this blog. Even if 1% of them had occurred, then life would have been beyond description ‘bad’.

We can stop our worrying…bad things happen in the mind, which we control. In real life not much happens really…we to be worried about and the worrying stops us enjoy the good.