We have been brainwashed into thinking that we must be busy, achieve goals, attain milestones, be involved in actions, and always be productive. We are told that it is necessary to show good performance, feel that you are progressing, and always be able to measure that progress.

It is all about doing. Contemplating and being quiet is underrated and considered a waste of time.

As members of Western society, we have all been programmed that way. And it is so hard to break this pattern! Yet, these moments of looking at trees and flowers, listening to calming music on your favorite couch, meditating, or journaling without rushing anywhere are delicious. They connect you with inner silence. They allow you to feel peace and contentment just being.

All too often, we forget what life here is all about. There is nothing to solve, nothing to plan, nothing to regret, nothing to heal, nothing to ruminate, nothing to control, no security to acquire, nothing to manage…

Of course, there are times when you do need to learn, plan and act. But it should not be the default mode. When we stop, we realize that all is well now.

All is as it should be.

The past

When one goes to bed or before getting up in the morning, most people get a current of memories from the past: people have long forgotten, friends no longer in their life, and images from past events. Instead of being grateful for everything lived — if it was good — or relieved because it is no longer happening — if it was tough — people tend to grasp all those fleeting thoughts and get stuck into reenacted negativity: dissatisfaction, jealousy, loneliness, guilt, shame, anger and so on.

We all have our share of challenges. And the best thing about it is that it is all gone! What is the point in revisiting the past over and over?

The future

The same thing applies to the future. We create so many catastrophes in our minds. We worry so much about things that will never happen. We fool ourselves into believing we will be prepared for any contingency by mentally going through every possible scenario. Yet, the only thing we achieve is getting so stressed right now. It damages our well-being, and we lose clarity and discernment.

We forget that we already have everything we need. The Universe and our soul always provide what is required to live the lessons we signed up for and to advance on our inner path.

When we trust that doors will be open, even if we cannot see how or where right now, we allow the flow to occur instead of building dams to the current.

Despite what we are told repeatedly by so many people in the self-help area, we do not need to visualize anything to make it happen and manifest an abundance of any kind.

I AM abundance

And so are you. You may not have everything you want, but you have everything you need. And you will keep being provided for. Instead of feeling constricted by not getting all your desires when you want and anxious because reality never meets your expectations, you get liberated.

You can finally relax and enjoy whatever shows up. You do what is required right now and let go of any attachment to any particular outcome, knowing it will all happen in God’s timing. Not one minute before and not one minute after.

Thus, life can be experienced through flow, trust, and gratitude. Stress-free.

* Author: Mónica Esgueva

* Originally published on Mystic Minds (Medium)

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