When we begin to examine our lives and start meditating, all of our problems come to the surface.
It is so much easier to see what is wrong, and many times we can not even notice all the things that are right.
More often than not, there is a lot more “right” than “wrong,” but it is true that when you have a broken leg, it is pretty hard not to notice it and notice it a LOT.
We identify the things that are trouble for us, such as a person, a particular job or money situation, and this awareness alone is a giant help.
My Spiritual Advisor worked with me and soon I began to see that there were patterns.
Yes, there was a method to my madness.
Every time a certain person was involved, every time there was a sudden unexpected change, or every month when all the bills were due at the same time,
I would freak out.
But my Advisor pointed out that these patterns had been going on for a long time, and that everything had always worked out somehow all this time. That seemed to be part of the pattern too.
He asked me, “If you didn’t freak out, what do you think would happen?”
After that when I would feel threatened or when someone would do or say something that I didn’t necessarily agree with, I began to learn to just shrug my shoulders and say, “So what? That doesn’t have anything to do with me.”
Then one month when all the bills were due at the same time and I didn’t exactly have the money, I shrugged my shoulders and said to myself, “If you freak out things will work out. If you don’t freak out things will work out. So why don’t we just stay calm and know that things will work out?”
And much to my amazement, things worked out.
And one day I began to notice that things that used to really spell trouble for me, didn’t bother me anymore.
New patterns have begun to emerge in my life now, and these are much more to my liking. But no matter what the pattern is, things work out just fine.
They always do.
So like the song says; Don’t worry bout a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright!
And like we always say, IT ALREADY IS!