I often have considered the truth in those words. Expecting things to get better than they are is actually a form of ignorance. The truth is that we live in a vast field of energy filled with all possibility each moment.
Within us and around us are amazing new possibilities only to be discovered through the development of awareness. Quantum physics tells us that it is the observer that causes things to be as they are and we are the observers. We are participators, bringing about each experience in our lives. We are not victims!
How could it get any better than that?
We are living in a reality that is filled with beauty, truth and goodness. According to how we see it becomes this way to us. In other words we give everything the meaning it has. The observer calls the shots—makes it what it is.
Many years ago I realized there is another world, and it’s right here—now. We only need to be aware of it.
When we are attached, wanting things to be different than they are and avoiding what we don’t want, we miss the great new possibilities that are all here now in the unknown energy field in which we live.
We think we are victims of what happens and suffer because of this mistaken view.
As the old saying goes, pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
All possibilities fill us. It can’t possibly get any better. As Jesus has taught, “Look neither here nor there for the Kingdom of God. It is within you.” (My paraphrasing, Luke 17:21)
Just because we can’t see it or feel it at this moment doesn’t mean it is not here and available for us right now.
So what does it take to live in this view? Only the awareness of this great power within us. We need to develop mindfulness of what is.
I read recently of an indigenous tribe whose name for God is “Vast mystery.”
If we are attached to getting answers we can’t live in the mystery. We suffer when we are attached to solutions and certain outcomes. When we just want the pain to go away as quickly as possible we miss the great message that pain is offering to us. For pain is a teacher.
So I do my best to remember each day that this is as good as it gets.
Life is a process of dying and becoming. And if we don’t feel the beauty and joy in each moment we need to look deeply, to explore, to inquire into what is taking place in our mind, how we are seeing and interpreting each situation. We need to ask more questions rather than evaluate.
Let’s live in the question and allow the answers to reveal themselves over time. Let’s allow life to surprise us with its grace and beauty.
Life is a Quest, not an Ans!