If you believe in karma, guilt, sin or that everything happens for a reason, you will continually live life “thinking” that things are not good enough, that you must get better, that everyone else must get better or that you are in the process of getting better and you will not be aware that the moment you are in, right this moment, is perfect unto itself and you are the perfect you for the moment you are in.
Karma, guilt, sin and reasons are traps. They are used so that you do not pay attention to the present moment. If you are paying attention to the moment you are in, the one right in front of your face, then what needs to change? Karma, guilt, sin and reasons are the “mind/thoughts” way of making you believe that you can change something; that you have something to do with the changes in your life. However, change happens, in spite of you. In fact, the only reason that there is the concepts of karma, guilt, sin and reasons, is because you “think” there is a “you” to fix, to get better, to make different. However, as you begin to notice that things just naturally change, no matter what you think; then you begin to see, that the “you” you thought you were/are, doesn’t actually exist.
Just for the moment remove all ideas/concepts of karma, of guilt, or sin and reasons and just look right in front of you … there is nothing there right (smile)? Nothing that the thoughts are telling you are there are actually there right? Be honest, without thoughts about trying to make anything different, isn’t everything perfectly ok (don’t think about it … just look :o).
Some people think that without a future, life will be boring … nothing to look forward too, but there is no future there is only this moment that you are in and the next moment doesn’t come; you are in the next moment right now … all you really can do is pay attention to the moment you are in. Most don’t … most pay attention to the past that is over or the future that hasn’t come and don’t see what is right in front of the face.
Maybe just for today when thoughts appear that say things should be some other way; you refocus the attention on the moment you are in, what is right in front of you. Watch and see what you do. What you have been trying to “save” yourself and everyone else from through karma, guilt, sin and reasons. Let it all go of for today and look at a world that doesn’t need your help, doesn’t need saving, or fixing; if something needs help or attention it will show up and then watch what you do.
You have been “thinking” for so long now that you are the one doing it; while all you have been doing is watching and commenting. But in this moment there is nothing to do, but pay attention.
This doesn’t mean that you expect a certain day, a certain way, a certain out come, you just watch all of it. Watch the emotions as they arise, watch the thoughts (but don’t follow them) watch as they come and they go and begin to notice that all thoughts pass, everything will pass and bring the attention back to what is in front of the face and then bring the attention onto what the face appears in. Begin to pay attention to who is looking out of the face, not with “thoughts” about who is looking out, but actually place the attention on who is seeing out of the eyes.
As you begin to see this for yourself, you will begin to see that it is how it is for everyone.
Most are “thinking” they are doing it, but as you begin to consistently pay attention to the moment you are in, you will begin to see that they only “think” they are doing it, but you will know that it is not true, because you have discovered for yourself that you are not doing it. You won’t be able to explain it to anyone, but you will begin to point to what you have discovered.
You will smile more, because all the frowning came from “thinking” you were doing it. A great relief comes in seeing that you are not. Sometimes first there is a bit of fear because one does not know “who” is doing it, but that fear will pass as you see that it has always been this way, and you have always been well taken care of (no matter what the mind/thoughts say).
If it makes you angry to have to give up karma, guilt, sin and reason, you would be wise to look at why you want to keep them in your life. Honestly, why you want ideas and concepts that keep one feeling/believing they are “not good enough” right now. You are probably the same person that wonders why people kill themselves and yet give them all the ammunition for the gun. Just for today, put the ammo down (concepts, ideas, beliefs), everyone is perfect just the way they are, no matter what you say or think, let them be who they are. If they are to be some other way they will. Sit back, relax and for once have no one to fix, not even yourself. You are good enough to be here, just as you are, if you weren’t, you wouldn’t be here.