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Everything is temporary.
Resistance to any unwanted moment fixes, at once, an unwelcome sense of self that then feels stuck in the negativity it struggles to escape. Liberation from this sorrow begins as we awaken to realize a shocking truth: there is no psychological suffering that isn’t rooted in some form of unconscious identification with a fixed image of ourselves... suddenly fearful of being washed away in the ever-changing flow of Real Life.
Never fear the loss of what will, and must disappear in this world of passing time. The work of remembering this timeless, but largely troubling celestial law, is the same as connecting yourself to a higher level of consciousness whose sheltering awareness never dies.
No event itself creates anger (in us) any more than a flame causes a moth to fly into it and be consumed. Events serve to reveal specific corresponding qualities in the unexamined depths of our consciousness, bringing us into a Divine awareness of an unlimited, unimaginable power to transcend the same.
The real reason for impatience with ourselves, or with any other... has nothing to do with what, or who is blamed for it: impatience -- along with its dark fraternal twin, frustration -- is born of unseen resistance to the sudden appearance of a limitation, including what is required of us to remain conscious (of it) until it’s transformed.
When facing the painful revelation of any limitation within us, it takes real courage -- the kind born only of higher self-knowledge -- not to identify with the attending and always immediate negative reaction to its appearance.
Love is effortless attention.
In remembering the Divine, in that recollection of the truth of ourselves, we bring to the forefront of our heart and mind an all-encompassing Presence that cannot punish itself, or any other; whereas in forgetfulness, we forgo this relationship, and fall under the authority of a dark nature whose intent is to make a victim of us... for its glorification.
Just as there are some things we can't live without, namely what we are given by our earth: air, water, and food... So are there some things without which we have no life, namely what we are given by Heaven: the Light of Wisdom, the Faith to Love, and the Grace to surrender ourselves to the Will of the Divine.
Attention touches whatever level of being into which it reaches; sustained attention connects these levels and, if maintained, allows an exchange of energy between them. Consistent connectivity gradually grows into a form of systemic symmetry, until the levels are permanently integrated.
What power has any painful moment over us save for having become unconsciously identified with our own negative reaction to it. Seen properly, this means the event we blame for our suffering is like looking in a mirror... and blaming the reflection for whatever we don’t want to see in it!
Our willingness -- and the inner work it takes -- to be aware of the hopelessness in any negative reaction is the first step in transforming its innate futility into a new, true, and higher destiny.
Nothing in the universe can make us relive some painful moment as long as we choose to live from the Higher Understanding that no dark thought has the power to define us, let alone drag us down. Without our unconscious consent, the past is powerless to punish us in the present moment.