The biggest lie your mind will ever tell you:
“THIS shouldn’t be happening.”
As I write this my neighbor’s dog is barking away incessantly in his apt. which shares a wall with mine… and has been for several hours this AM. However, it dawned on me that it no longer creates suffering in me… in fact, there are periods when I don’t even notice it.
And I asked myself why? And the answer that came was because I was no longer telling myself that IT should not be happening. It is as it is. Barking apparently is what is suppose to be happening right now. The diff. is now I choose not to turn “what already is” into a problem… to not mentally engage in the mind’s story about it. And pretty soon the mind’s story goes away by itself… until all you are left with is this perfect, alive, shining moment, as it is.