The controversial issues of duality are very prevalent in our world today. Every where you turn there is always different opponents being presented and people always being bombarded with either opposing side. Weather it be which restaurant to choose from, which brand of material goods your in search of, what type of food to eat... to deeper issues like which political party or religion. In a world full of duality and polar opposites within our external and internal world how do we confidently proceed on a path towards our own enlightenment.
Within ourselves we are always experiencing our own duality as well. How often do you feel doubt or fear or even like your life is meaningless at times ? How often do you feel judgment or conflict with others, and with yourself especially ?? This is duality. Human nature is most comfortable in a conflicting state of living. In reality we don't actually live "in Peace" because no matter how much we believe in these concepts, the world we live in is not at all conducive towards our efforts.
There are people who look at Factory Farming for example and see the animal cruelty that our society is literally surviving off of. This is where "Steak" comes in. How can you still find peace in your life as an individual and as a whole while we have these large corporations in the food industry ruling and governing our most important matter in life; Our Well Being. At the same time you have large corporations and institutions that govern our school systems, our financial industries, religions, you name it. I ask, where do we (the people) fit in to all of this. We just take what we are offered. We just accept the standards that "they" the driving forces are out there setting up. No matter all our efforts in history and currently to be and do the best we can, somehow we still manage to live in a society as it is today.
I would like to be a reminder that, you are Free to Choose and you are Free to Remember what is True to You. One can enlighten oneself even among the most toxic environments, like our Eco System for example. While we live in a world full of famine and disease, it is possible to restore oneself back to sanity, back to humanity and Well Being, to what humanity would naturally be. It is not a matter of choosing which side to be on, that is what they make you think with all these distracting oppositions that are out there and in our own selves. So stop trying to take a stance on whichever side and thinking you have to choose one or the other. Instead choose to start Being, and start allowing yourself to Integrate and Inter relate.
We can accept the differences around us, we can choose to accept them and see the oneness in it all. Its not that hard to do even through all the controversies out there. The more you focus on the differences and where you stand within them, the more you give rise to the Duality. The practice I ask of you today is to simply Accept. Accept and be at peace with it all, what you can control and what you can't. In the end all that matters is your breath, the fact that your still alive and your own personal Well Being. Your mind has infinite power and can over come matter at any given moment. Your breath is the living miracle of your life force. You can easily heal and restore yourself back to nature and oneness by letting go of all the polarities within yourself and around you, by embracing the darkness and light. Weather you eat Steak or are a Vegetarian, weather your a Yogi or a Christian, a Scientist or a Spiritualist. In actuality we are all doing the same thing weather you direct your energy towards one direction or the other. We can do away with all this illusion and just "Be" together, Breathe together, sit in Presence together as we all co habitat this planet at the same time.
Inter-Being, Inter-Relating does away with all conflict. It allows you to look at the differences of the world in all its forms as different friends of yours whom hold different opinions who you still love and learn from. When you practice this within your own self you learn to love and accept yourself with all of your own differences and inner challenges. We mirror what is going on within us on the outside world around us. Become One with all the challenges in your life. Allow your mind and your breathe to become in union with each other regardless of how you "think" you are feeling right now. Regardless of what your circumstances are right now. Regardless of anything and everything. Your life force, your breathe can heal anything, just breathe into differences and integrate them within your being and send it all to your higher power whatever that means to you.
If we all just for today practiced this we could all just Be simply healthy, simply happy, simply living. IF you want to eat meat, I don't mind, IF you want to have a drink, I don't mind, If you are gay or lesbian, I don't mind, If you want to have 5 kids, I don't mind, If you want to eat organic, I don't mind, If you want to be a vegetarian I don't mind, If you want to gamble I don't mind........ ect. Really, I don't mind. As soon as we stop minding, and start compassionately accepting, we can finally do away with our own duality in our own selves. You only have yourself to gain by accepting others no matter what their conditions are. You can still achieve enlightenment beyond all of these circumstances you believe to be true right now. That is actually why all this conflict is there in the first place. It is there for us to actively "forgive" it, "heal" it, and "release" it. Try not to concentrate on the worst case scenario when doing this, try not to think what if someone murders someone and so on. That is letting your fears run away with you. Just think in more on a real day to day basis to practice this. Just breathe through your all your fears, and all the matters that consume you with conflict and watch as they disappear. As you breathe you are sending your life force out into the world and are simultaneously healing the toxins within you and around you.
Watch as your life force becomes stronger than anything which is posing a threat to you or against you and your environment. Watch the miracle of your inner strength become manifested inside you and the world around you. Watch as your world changes and the world of others as we all practice this Together, Today........... Remember, You only have yourself to gain. You can be yourself, exactly as you are today, and feel free doing so, with out any judgments and just acceptance. Lets all allow this space for each other to grow and become who we were truly meant to be no matter Where We are Coming From. I leave you with this for now.....
May Peace be with You..... May you be Peace......