When we deal with our issues, we have been been put on the wrong foot, like most of us, by a culture of explaining, looking for a reason, and dwelling in the past. Psychology and other disciplines took Freud’s insight and turned it into a mode of thinking, as a way of getting rid of the things that bother us. The model of cause and effect does not work very well in the domain of awareness. We easily get entangled in a string of thoughts and habits that grow in our awareness by the attention we give them. This approach to dealing with our issues leads us on the wrong path, and in the end only strengthens what we feel is bothering us, and separates us from our true nature and the joy of life.

Nothing exists independent from our awareness. For something to shift in our experience of life, our awareness of what we are experiencing needs to shift. If we believe otherwise, then we start engaging with our experience, expecting a shift in our awareness. This is the fundamental cause of human suffering and entrapment. Trying to solve an issue, figuring it out, or looking for a cause only amplifies our problems, and keeps us further stuck and entrapped in our predicament.

Learning the art of not engaging with what you wake up with in the morning, not arguing with it, but letting it be, allows for healing your presence. It is only in a space of allowing that the oneness of our experience comes forth and authentic healing can take place. Your awareness and what occurs in your awareness are one. You don’t have to solve your issues in order to set yourself free from what consumes you.

Your willingness to take responsibility for what you are experiencing and expand your awareness inside of what is occurring, opens up the door to forgiveness and letting go. Having the courage to let be creates the space for redirecting your attention to what really matters in your life and for your divine connection to reveal itself to you. This is the beginning of healing your presence, connecting to your higher purpose, and coming to peace with the unfinished conversations in your life.


Louis Koster.

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