It takes patience

No matter how much we think we are something, the reality is we are not.

This works both ways, we can think that we are doing everything wrong or we can think that we are perfect. We are neither. We have a self-image that our minds create, we are not that image.

Patience is the key to it all when you are trying to expand and grow as a person, it takes a long while to unlearn the conditioning of a lifetime and the habits we have formed around it. It takes time to stop being the reaction, to stop the mindstream, to stay present.

If we stay in the moment, being patient with ourselves, even when things are challenging in our environment, then all of the mind chatter that brings us the suffering will dissolve.

Peace is always in the now, but be kind, it will come.

The beginning of the end

When we let go of everything, like the need to be right, like attachments to everything and everyone, when we let go of our mind and the ego, then all the pressure in life goes with it.

This is true freedom. This is peace.

To get to this point is a journey, a practice, a change in habits, a choice, a willingness to allow things not to bother us. A decision to be present in this moment and not live in the past or project into the future. Consciousness leads to freedom.

However, once we start down the path, it is the beginning of the end of the daily suffering we put ourselves through, as once we see the light it brings to us we do not ever want to go back to the darkness of our minds.

Got to be worth a try.