"Burn (Wanting and Desire)"
February 21, 2013
Allow what you want/desire to burn you up. If you read yesterdays “Do Nothing” then this will just take it a step further. Wanting/desiring things to be some other way, is a great tool in burning up all "desire/wanting."
Wanting/Desire is just a “thought” (usually attached to some emotion/energy) that things should be some other way than what they are. Take a moment to deeply look at that, “how can things be any other way than what they are?” You might say to yourself that you could do things differently, but you can only do that right now and even that would be how things are right now. Nothing in the past can be any different than how it is, or it would be and you cannot get to the future, it will be right “Now” when you get there (smile). So right now … things are as they are and maybe you are wanting things to be some other way than how they are right now, however, if they are to change they will. So let us see what we can do right now.
We can begin to pay attention to this moment you are in right now. If there is “wanting and desire” in this moment then face it. Look around you and see that nothing is actually happening. Really do this. Stop. Take a look around and verify that there is not much happening. Then look at the wanting/desire. Let it burn. Let whatever it is that you are wanting or think is missing from your life burn you up, the desire/wanting leads one to “think” that what they want and desire is “out there” but as you let it burn you up, you begin to see that what you truly wanted/desired, you are actually IN. It is not the material object that is wanted, that may come and go, but what is truly at the core of ones desires and wantings is what one is immersed In, yet is unaware of, because the energy is placed in searching outwardly for what one is IN.
“Wanting/desire" comes as a gift to begin to see that everything is ok, actually perfect, just they way it is. Whatever shows up is perfect as well, including "wanting/desire" because it comes to help you begin to see that everything is already ok. Nothing needs to be changed to be in the moment you are in. This doesn't mean that the moment you are in doesn't have all the emotions, feelings and sensations.
Every emotion, feeling, sensation shows up to help you to begin to not react, not move to the emotion, to allow emotions to be until they disappear or turn into something else.
All things pass in this world. Nothing stays the same, so there is no need to worry about what you don't have or what you think you want, or how you will get something, it will change from moment to moment as it always has. What does change is that you begin to pay attention, you begin to watch yourself react, instead of being the reacting. In a sense you are one step removed from yourself and the situation, and yet fully experiencing both from a Witness point of view … like air. You become “air” aware of the happening.
As you begin to sit with these things as the come up, you might find your attention drawn to what doesn't move.
All the things of the world, move and change, but what you are IN … doesn't Move.
What is always There/Here – doesn’t move or have any knowable attributes and yet you begin to become Aware of IT (and IT is not an it).
And if you should react which in the beginning you will again and again, or chase after, move towards the wanting or desire, that is ok too, just be aware that you are doing it, be aware of the intent in that direction.
Awareness ... is the Key that unlocks the door to the Self.
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All is Well.
"May all Beings awaken to itSelf."