Trying not to try
I am still coming up against myself trying not to try. Relaxing into your life and allowing it. It is easier said than done and sometimes I find myself asking "how will I keep going if I don't have desire to do so"? Many of my clients over the least month have been getting this message as well... to just relax into it and release the effort. As we "try" we limit the potential of our lives. We limit it to only what we believe and expect is possible. If we open ourselves up to the possibilities, amazing things can happen. I understand this, but never the less, still encounter this issue time and again. My evolution process brings me to that saying, the more I know, the more I know I don't know. I was watching a Himalayan Yogi on YouTube discuss the issue of just the act of desiring enlightenment, still keeps you from it because your ego is attached to the desire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrw7bE_a4NY
The thing is, as we follow our spiritual practices, isn't that effort as well? I struggle with how much to push myself into my own studies of these things. I don't want to stop, but I also only want to do it when it is effortless and fun. I no longer seek to understand things the way I use to. I allow myself to gently go where I feel guided to go, and change course when it feels right too, even if I have learned it "all". This has helped me relax into this space further, but I can still feel the tug of the world on my "expertise". Clients and potential clients wanting to know where I have studied, what I have done, etc. Some how this information make me more qualified. But reading, learning, studying doesn't help me find the true meaning of these things. It is only when I relax into it that it comes to me.
Insightful Inspiration of the Week
Explore this concept for yourself a bit futher. I have talked about this in the past, but this is something that is really hard to know how to do, because you just have to experience it. In order to experience it you have to allow it to come in. But how do you do that without effort? So this isn't a "to do" or a contiplation this week as much as it is to just spend sometime with yourself on this topic. What does it mean to you to try? What if you didn't try? What would happen? Probably not what you think. See if you can just be still with yourself once a day and relax into who you are. Even if it is just for five minutes.
As always, I would love to hear what you think. You can post your thoughts on my facebook page if you would like. Insightful Inspirations by Leanne is the name of the page. Let's learn from each other.