“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last. All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.”
— Eckhart Tolle
“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
— Eckhart Tolle
It’s so hard to explain, but perhaps what it all boils down to is that life is too short to spend it being pissed off at everything.
It is what it is. The present moment is all that I have. NOW is the primary focus.
Hard to do? Of course it is. But every time I get lost in the present and empty my mind of useless regrets and the stifling fear of what might happen next, it gets easier. To just BE. Accept. Allow the goodness within to emerge. Be still, and at peace.
Blah blah blah.
Perhaps you would have to know what a crazy worry wart I used to be to appreciate how calm and accepting I am now in comparison. Start with deep breaths and letting the negativity slowly dissolve. Circumstances may still suck, but will no longer have such power and control because – those things don’t really matter, and you no longer care to give them such importance.
Life flows with ease.