I've been reading a lot of spiritual works lately and finding a lot of peace within them. And the message across the board is clearly to believe in all good things and not to dwell of those things that don't make you feel good. Acknowledge them and then try to let them move out, making room for more gratitude.
I work on this every single day. I pray. I meditate. I look at someone who hits a raw nerve with more loving eyes trying to find the good. I recite positive affirmations in my head or even out loud in my car. I know that when I am successful at this loving place, I feel better. And usually I can handle it quite well.
In the most recent interview I listened to with Anita Moorjani, in describing the wisdom she brought back from her NDE, she explains that the state we want to try to achieve is the state of total acceptance. To let go of all fear and trust the Universe, trust ourselves as remarkable spiritual beings with a purpose, and to trust that we will know that purpose. To even let go of the striving.
I'm a Highly Sensitive Person, a double-Scorpio, and sometimes I just don't get it.
I can regularly find that place within my meditation practice, but it is a place of a peaceful, total void where nothing seems to be happening. I mean, peace is happening which is Divine; and I know my sunconscious is receiving messages for which I am grateful, but I want to find that place within my consciousness. I want to live that Divine. I want joy to be my daily norm.
So I continue to study and seek and practice.
I have spent a lifetime thinking about esoteric things. The spiritual. The occult. Maybe too much, because I get baffled when roads diverge. But the one apparent, common thread, is the importance of non-attachment.
Hmmmm...there's the paradox for today's Blue Plate Special.
As Elizabeth Barrett Browning once observed poetically: “Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God.” Enjoy your day!