Are They Crazy?

by Shervin on April 8, 2018

Have you wondered why so many mystics welcome grief and hardships? What one gains from welcoming them?

Are they crazy? Not so.

I think there are two important factors to consider:

1- Practicing surrender

Surrender shuts off our mind in picking, choosing and judging and allowing us to experience life. This applies in both expanding (i.e. love, joy) and contracting (i.e. grief, fear) feelings.

How many of us have a preconceived notion how we should receive love and from whom?

How many opportunities of Grace and love have we missed, because of our belief and conditioning?

How many times have we thought an event is bad and after few years, looking back, we were grateful for that ‘bad’ event happening?

2- Expanding capacity to feel

When we increase our capacity to feel grief by not resisting it, we also open ourselves to receiving love and grace without effort. It is like having a bigger container, which you can experience deeper grief and even more importantly deeper love with ease.

It is not about looking for grief and sadness. It is about not resisting it when it comes up.

If grief knocks on your door, open the door. Because you are such a great host, love and joy may knock on your door at any unexpected moments.

 

Copyright @2018 by Shervin Hojat

 

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