A farmer who, after a poor harvest, complained: “If God let me control the weather, everything would be better. He apparently doesn’t know much about farming.”
God then visited the farmer and said: “For this next year I let you control the weather.”
The man started his new job and said, “Let it be sunny” and the sun came out. Then later he said, “Now I want rain” and it rained. For the whole year he did thus, first sunny, then rainy. The seeds grew, the plants grew, beautiful even to watch it. “The crop had never been so big, so green. I am teaching god a lesson.”
The harvest came, but when the farmer saw that the stalks were practically empty, his heart sank. God came and asked him, “How is your harvest? ”
The man complained, “very bad, very bad!”
“But you controlled the weather? You got the weather you wanted!?”
“Yeah, right, and I am perplexed — I got the rain and the sunshine I asked for, but there are no seeds in the wheat stalks.”
Then god said, “You never asked for wind, storms, ice and snow, what makes the roots hard and resistant! You asked for rain and sunshine, but not for bad weather. That’s why there is no crop.”
Life is possible only through challenges. Life is possible only when you have both good weather and bad weather, when you have both pleasure and pain, when you have both winter and summer, day and night. When you have both sadness and happiness, discomfort and comfort. Life moves between these two polarities.
Moving between these two polarities you learn how to balance. Between these two wings you learn how to fly to the farthest star.
If you choose comfort, convenience, you choose death.
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There are no good things, no bad things, no good thoughts, no bad thoughts, no good feelings, no bad feeling. Good and bad are applied labels by the mind.
Trying to avoid what you don’t like keeps you busy AND glued to what you don’t want.
So what is there to do?
What there is to do is allowing. Allowing the good and allowing the bad, Allowing things to be the way they are. Feelings, thoughts, things.
No need to fix.
You see, the moment you resist, the moment you want to fix something, you create a reality where you need something, where you miss something, a base beingness of “there is something wrong here” and at the exact same time “someplace is better than here”
The first sentence, “there is something wrong here”, puts you into the past, the second sentence, “someplace is better than here”, puts you into the future. And you miss your life completely.
Your life becomes a tightening and flailing, tightening and flailing, one more than the other, depending on your soul correction…
What you really want is being in the present moment, where you are not resisting anything, not fighting anything, not labeling anything, not judging anything and anyone… including yourself, your feelings, your thoughts, your health… anything.
Then you can experience peace, joy, power… and it’s your birthright.
It’s really up to you.
You need to rid yourself from all the commands: needing to, wanting to, having to, and should, and become free.
You may want to find yourself, your real self, buried underneath all those imposed commands. You may want to find out what it is that the real you saying, that is being drowned out by the loud voices in your head by others, by society.
How do you do it? Sit quietly and listen. The first voice you’ll probably hear is asking you why you are not doing anything, why you are not using your time to be useful… And one by one, examine all the commands, statement, sentences you hear, about yourself, about life, what you should do, how you should be. What you want to do is hear it in the original voice: who said it to you? Your mother? Your father? Your teacher? Your politician? Your neighbor? Your friend? Your coach? You read it in a book? In the bible? Heard it in church? Read it on Facebook?
Those commands come from the outside, from other people.
Patience, it will take months… but it’s worth it. Underneath you’ll find you, the real you. So you can start living your own life, by your own terms.
You can never be happy living someone else’s ideal life. Living a life that isn’t a match for you.
All this calling-to-arms against negativity isn’t yours, not you speaking. So don’t answer the call… it talks to other people. Not you.
Moreover, from now on, when you hear someone talk about negativity, please know that they are miserable people… and laugh or chuckle. Or if it is too risky to laugh, just smile.
Because you know better.