We must always be adaptable to change. Everything is impermanent. Everything is changing. And instead of resisting and reacting, we must always surrender and accept.
I’ve realized that although I’ve gotten much better at accepting things the way they are, I still find a way to resist even in tolerable situations.
We were waiting for a bus for over an hour. My sweat was pouring down from my face to my chest. Blazing hot. Mosquito bites all over and itchy as hell. Exhausted. Tailbone still sore from when I landed hard on my butt. Cranky. Why is this bus late? Why did they give us the wrong time? I just wanted to get on the bus and to our next hostel in Montezuma.
Bus arrived and we got to Cobano and I bought a cold bottle of water to drink and soothe me. As I’m sitting on the bench I think.. why am I still letting myself suffer? I always tell myself to be in the moment as much possible.. if not always.
Yes it’s difficult. I have to remind myself that I am human after all.
However, I have the ability to choose happiness or suffering. And being continuously present in each and every moment has the power to maintain a constant state of happiness.
So as I’m sitting on this bench I instantly switched my perception and pulled myself back into the moment. This moment is where I should always be. It’s all I’ll ever have. Then I look over at the tattoo on my shoulder. Satori. I brought myself back into the moment of no thought no emotions. I felt inner spaciousness arise as the influx of ego-based thought and emotions dissolve. Then I take a look at my wrists. Wanderlust. My innate desire for travel and adventure. To define my very own existence. To always move through the world and push aside all hindrances. I remember why I got these words permanently written on my skin and smile at myself.
Everything is perfect if you stop resisting, reacting, and just let it all BE.
By being in the moment, you are allowing yourself to flow with the universal current as opposed to resisting and swimming against it.
We must always accept everything for what it IS despite all circumstances. In each moment you have the power to choose happiness over suffering. Once you do, you will flow with the perfect harmony of the universe and it will flow with you.