As human beings we naturally try to eliminate and avoid those elements of our lives that create uncertainty, anxiety, stress and discomfort. These are the conditions that typically precede the evolution of consciousness and awakening. They provide the fertile soil out of which new life emerges. The wise know that it is nonresistance that supports transformation. The more adaptable we become the more adept we are at responding to the challenges inherent in life. When we suspend our judgments and assessments we allow the field of consciousness to engage us on deeper and more enlivened levels. We become receptive to the force within us that reveals our true nature, our natural and unconditioned state.
The adventure lies not in controlling or manipulating our experience but abandoning our need to do so. In trying to define who and what we are, where we are going and what we will be, we lose our essence. That essence is the unknowable mystery the very ground of all creation, pure consciousness. It is enough if we are able to surrender to the moment in which it arises and experience the ineffable grace of the divine. The dynamic forces that challenge us on an external level impact us internally. The inside and the outside are in constant exchange. This is because at the most basic level they are indistinguishable, inseparable.
Within us lies an invisible universe of complex, synchronistic, and interdependent relationships.
Our bodily systems are always engaged in maintaining a condition of balance and equilibrium, this process is called homeostasis. The body relies on a nearly incomprehensible intelligence, a self aware system that defies our most complex technology. Homeostasis applies to an open system, especially to living organisms. These organisms regulate their internal and interrelated mechanisms by virtue of multiple dynamic equilibrium adjustments. These calibrations are designed to maintain constancy, a stable environment. These adjustments or changes happen naturally and synchronistically as needed.
We endure as a species as a result of our natural ability to adapt holistically. Should any part of our system revolt or resist it creates a potential health crisis. We trust that these invisible systems will function, and maintain our bodies regardless of external or environmental changes. The point is that we rely on forces that are independent of our control. Every moment, by some miraculous correlation of events we are sustained. We rely upon that inherent awareness and intelligence to skillfully navigate the constant ebb and flow of our physiology, to efficiently regulate our bodies internal needs.
We innately trust in this mysterious and unseen consciousness, for it is our self awareness that characterizes our humanity.
To experience this part of our nature we need to be present. By being present we naturally respond to life in a highly skillful and creative way. We access the part of ourselves that is intuitive and spontaneous, that knows exactly what is needed in any given circumstance. The intelligence that arises when we are present is the very same intelligence that governs our physicality. When we align ourselves with this source there is a congruency that occurs between the inner and outer experience, it is called union.
You can realize this state by being present. Relax the body, soften the mind, and allow the breath to become natural. Bring your awareness to the moment. Be completely present. This is the practice. Practice my beloveds, practice.