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The other day, I got one of my favorite emails from someone who has been enrolled in one of my classes (Eating Peace).
She had experienced a willingness and acceptance, beyond anything she had ever imagined before, of herself and her relationship with eating.
I say “favorite” and sort of chuckle….
….because the emails of concern, or criticism, the ones that say “I’m having a terrible time, I’m so unhappy, I didn’t get what you were talking about” are quite incredible, and always full of learning and awareness for me.
So maybe they are just as favorite as the others.
But the relaxed and inspired feeling within me, when I hear of someone’s personal awakening like this woman who wrote, is so beautiful, precious, and full of love.
I suppose it’s the great practice of life to be with tones of joy and tones of objection from “others” out there equally, fully, inviting everything in, every comment, every spark, thought, observation.
The woman who wrote shared something she suddenly became aware of one day not long ago.
She was eating, and this was the kind of eating when not hungry, the kind that she had normally categorized as crazy, off, a mistake, wrong, dreadful.
But all of the sudden she was watching a person eat.
She wasn’t THE PERSON doing the eating, the thinking, the believing, the agonizing.
She saw the stories, the creation of the inner war….and something was looking at it.
Looking at it without the intense pain.
Actually, without pain at all.
What a beautiful lightness of being, to see from this view.
This view has the capacity to see without judgment, without “knowing” or being sooooooo sure something is wrong.
This woman shared that she even had the thought that if she always had this “problem” with food, she could accept it. She had received a great deal of insight from Mooji (a sweet spiritual teacher from Jamaica).
How strange, right?
Aren’t we supposed to be trying very hard to get over, end, eliminate, or cut out the bad thoughts, the uncomfortable stories, the stressful “off” way of looking at life?
Shouldn’t we be trying, sometimes very very hard, to fix our predicament? Isn’t this problem we’re having a matter of life or death, our success or failure?
Well…..see right now what it might be like if you stopped, and didn’t think the thought that something must change….now?
What if you slowed down, so very slow, and questioned….
….what if you considered the thing you’re looking at without attack, being against it, being so sure it’s wrong…..
…..including this person who you think you are, what you should be doing, where you’ve supposedly failed?
“A thought may arise: ‘It’s okay now, but it’s going to be different when I step out the door’. Already you are anticipating your downfall. Recognize these as just thoughts. You can just watch them, feel their pull yet observe them as a movement in consciousness. Stay put as formless awareness.” ~ Mooji
Who would you be right now, in this split second, without the belief there is something wrong?
“The key is to be quiet. It’s not that your mind has to be quiet. You be quiet. You, the one inside watching the neurotic mind, just relax. You will then naturally fall behind the mind because you have always been there.” ~ Michael Singer
What if you called a truce, right now in this moment?
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