Today in my fave The Class workout session with the always-kicking-my-ass-and-insightful-while-at-it Natalie Kuhn, I heard a quote that took an enormous weight off of my shoulders:
"EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY,
WHEN YOU ARE OKAY WITH EVERYTHING." ~Michael Singer
I had to repeat this mantra in my head a few times to fully take it in. Everything will be okay, when you are okay with everything. Everything will be okay, when you are okay with everything. Everything will be okay, when you are okay with everything.
Why is it that simple things hold in them the most depth? To be okay with everything is the way to have everything be okay. Well.. DUH. But aside from the clear duh factor, it also reminds me of the buddhist belief that the root of all suffering is desire. Being Zen, is about being with what is or - loving what is, as Byron Katie calls it.
It is a practice. A daily one. One that gets more and more OKAY with every practice...
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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