In the Present
We Can't Escape
"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them."
-- Orison Swett Marden
We can’t escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression - we continue to carry the problem with us (basically, the troubled past) . Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.
For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don’t like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.
Eknath Easwaran once said, "The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord's way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, 'Don't forget me."
Kenneth Chenault: The best business executive we have out. Besides power suits, continuous executive awards, Harvard pedigree, the CEO of American Express keeps it flourishing. (I strongly encourage everyone to read the piece.)