Cosmic Loti has had a bit of a hiatus of late.
Not all her fault. And when I say “patiently accepted“, that’s a wish path that’s improving with practice…
So, why I’ve been gone:
* two consecutive MS attacks too close for comfort
* work commitments
* cosmic energy shifts
* heatwave in the UK
* and karma
So my approach?
(Which is a good trick when you can do it)
Watch each situation unfold
with patient acceptance
“Patience is a mind that is able to accept, fully and happily, whatever occurs…having given up on the idea that things should be other than what they are.“
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
It is in this calm, clear space of patient acceptance that the most beautiful of things can happen.
As the Buddhist Master Shantideva said
“If something can be remedied
Why be unhappy about it?
And if there’s no remedy for it,
There is still no point in being unhappy.”
This is like releasing attachment to the outcome.
If we have done all we can then it’s best to physically and metaphorically step back from the situation. Surrender and have faith that all is as it should be, no matter what the outcome.
Not the easiest, but it does become more do-able when we’ve seen how well it works.
* More on each of these to follow hopefully …