We live in a story. This life, the people, the drama around us, the rad, and the sad are all a very real dream. It’s hard to believe, but it is the way it is. Who were you before you were born? What will you be when you leave? Do you know yourself?
What We are
We come from a Mystery and will return to a Mystery; and in between lies a dynamic, an ever-flowing river of experience. We paint this experience with the stories we have been narrated to us. We modified them, and created ourselves. Some serve us, but some hold us back. One thing I discovered as I looked at the stories I tell myself, and this natural unfolding of the Dream of Life, is that the Cycles of Life can create Flow or Turbulence depending on how we act. This means that the key to empowerment lies in our own acts.
The Vitality of Action
Action is the Juice in the squeeze. Even action-less action is an action. Meditating, for example, IS an action too. When our actions come rolling in flow with the Cycles of Life, we don’t fear the natural unfolding; when we act out of fear or desperation, the very same Cycles become a brick wall.
Just know that everything is in flux. The hard times are there to help you appreciate the good ones; the thin times flavor the thick. Business is slow to prepare for the good times, and good times are for preparing for the “Bad”. Nothing stays the same. But, there are times when we feel trapped, like “this crap will last forever”. The trick is to lean into it. Allow yourself to be OK with “hell” lasting forever.
What Action Must be Taken?
Allow yourself to know yourself; to feel how you feel; to see the situation as it is, and Act. There is an odd, consistent crack in the “forever feeling” when you do this. Like the cracking of the thin shell that holds a baby bird captive in its egg. Just beyond the constrictive, black abyss is an alive, vibrant world of endless possibilities.
Just like not letting go with either hand on monkey bars, if we cannot let go of the past there will be no momentum to carry us into our future. If we cannot let go of our story, we will be unable to write our future. As soon as we let go, energy is released, and me move. Allowing, letting go into the Flow, is an action. Let the Cycles of Life work for you and realize nothing is permanent; that is your path to empowerment. No-“body” gets out of this life alive. We are all walking soil; so enjoy this dream we have the privilege to be in, and make it your own.
Change the world; it’s yours to change! And ride the Cycles of Life to your advantage!