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Life is Blessful

Written by Gede Prama

A young father came on to social media in a rage. After deeply listening with empathy, it turns out he has a child who is totally paralyzed from birth. For that reason, the whole life of this child only grows in bed. It is easy then to understand why the parents are tired, and have the habit to share anger everywhere.

Angry and agitated soul like these appear everywhere. Like someone who has the flu, blaming climate change is not much help. Drinking vitamin C, that’s what helps. In the same way, once the soul is restless, anger does not help much. But understanding the roots of anxiety, that’s the most helpful thing to do.

Have a look at the daily lives of people whose lives are far from beautiful, almost all of them suffer because of taking the opposite position rather than accepting what is. While waiting in line, they want to get to the front. In childhood, they want to grow up quickly. As they grow mature, they want to get old and praised. During their working time they miss holiday, in the recreation places they keep thinking that the other recreation places are much more beautiful.

In short, refusing to be in the moment as it is, that’s the root of all anxiety. The anxious father as mentioned above, he rejected the fact that his son was paralyzed. Some wheelchair-bound friends injure themselves daily by rejecting the fact that they have to use a wheelchair. A handful of parents of children with special needs are shortening their own age by refusing to accept.

A word that they often say inside is the word “no”. It is the voice of the soul who always fights. It is the voice of the unconscious that has no chance to get out. Not many are aware, this kind of fighting approach is making someone pour gasoline into a burning fire.

That is why thousands of friends in the meditation sessions have been guided, learn to say “yes” to every moment in the here and now. To pray or not to pray, being religious or not being religious, life will always be marked by waves. A person begins to be a healer for himself, if he learns to say “yes”. At the same time learn to feel every emotion fully and deeply.

At the same time, deeply realizing that everything comes alternately and in pairs. After the sad comes the glad. After the sorrow comes the joy. As soon as the scold has passed the praise comes. What it means to feel fully and deeply is simple, learn not to reject sadness and grief excessively, learn not to be too attached with pleasure and joy. At the same time, deeply realize that everything flows.

In the language of psychology, emotion is a beautiful bridge that is connecting the soul with everything. As soon as a person does not kick the suffering and at the same time does not grasp the blessing, there are secret doors which begin to be opened. No one is able to understand everything. For that reason, learn to be at ease and comfortable even when the mind does not know.

There is something beautiful and blessful that will appear inside, especially when someone dares to say “yes” to the discomfort. Once a person often says “yes” unconditionally to imperfection in particular, by then the soul grows very convincingly towards the gate of perfection.

Every peaceful friend who has arrived here understands through attainment, not through debate, anything that is accepted unconditionally will bring someone into the beautiful garden of peace. In this type of garden, the secret will be opened that life is full of blessings. Let alone the advantages, even disadvantages can be a source of blessing. Especially because it is the disadvantages that make every small advantage in life appear to be wonderful.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo Courtesy: yelp.
Proofread By: Kirsty Spence.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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