trust the Spirit, God, Nature

This post was written by DoctorJay on January 19, 2011
Posted Under: old post,peace of mind,peaceful life,Success,teaching story,Zen

The Buddha said that life is suffering, and this suffering is caused by  rejection of what is. That is not to say that we should not change our situation or we should not want. Paradoxically accepting what is allows us to change the future much better.

Now the old post:

As I was driving my brand new bright red sports car slower than most in fact the only person driving slower than me was this guy with a Porsche, I was thinking that if I had this car even five years ago by now I would have had six tickets and three accidents. I remembered this Mullah Nasrudin story:

One day the Mullah was resting under a great walnut tree. Beside him was a watermelon shrub. His mind began to wonder and he asked, “Lord, how come this huge tree produces such small fruits and this tiny shrub grows such giant fruits?” Just then a walnut fell on the Mullah’s head and his head ached and was badly bruised. He said, “Lord, I apologize, you always know exactly what’s best.”

So boost your self-esteem by accepting what is and accepting a grand design to the universe that perhaps we do not understand. Have faith that ultimately all things are for the best….

Now I am not saying that you should not change situations which are not desirable. What I am saying is the past is unchangeable. Accept the past and ACT in the HERE and NOW to change the future….

This active acceptance of the past and proactive goal driven quest for the future will boost your self-esteem.

Reminds me that there are moments when in deep deep meditation I’m in tune with the universe and I feel the perfection of the universe. At these rare blissful moments I would not dare change a single atom anywhere

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