We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world are written by the same hand.The Alchemist
Reading this small snippet from my favorite book The Alchemist resonates deeply in my heart. I’m emotional writing them down and speaking them loudly in front of me, as they trigger a certain awe and amazement. Something inside of me relaxes with all the things going on in my life. To me, these words mean: all that happens is part of the story of the world, all are meant to happen for one reason or another, all is exactly good as it is.
My head longs for a proper explanation as to why this and that happens, to how it will end and if it ends, and what will happen in the future. My heart knows and feels that this is just a game to feel more secure, to attach to things that give a false sense of assurances, but the hearts knows that the real change lies in letting go, in relaxing, in surrendering in this present moment and see everything as is.
This is a real challenge as thoughts and strong emotions constantly conflict with this clear state of mind: to just be. There is nowhere to go but to be here and be in the now. To feel what arises, to be gentle with it, acknowledge it, see it as pieces of your own puzzle, and let them all go. Real freedom is gained in this present moment, not in pursuing endless travels in far-away lands. They might be part of your journey, as they did for me, but are simply symptoms of something much deeper: the longing to be authentic, to be seen, to carve out your own life instead societies wishes.
These challenges are just part of your story, meaning not good or not bad. Simply overserve them with a gentle smile and remember that they are part of the universal story of the world!