In reality, the shark is as likely to own the ocean it lives in as man is able to own the land he survives from.
The mind records all our deeds and fears.
Then later, amplifies and replays them at will, repeatedly.
This mind game disturbs and distracts us.
Best we act without attachment, and overcome our fears.
That way the mind won’t torment us as much.
Some people are going around ‘needing’ to do things that they could simply choose to do.
The first is like trying to carry a hippopotamus on your shoulders,
While the second is like riding a bicycle downhill.
Have you heard the expression, “That’s a solid thought.”
Well, solid thoughts are nothing more than a joke and a good example of an oxymoron. You try to ‘hold onto’ them, and they are not there. We simply grasp at the memory of them, and sometimes our ideas about them. Thoughts about thoughts, and ideas about thoughts. It is like attempting to freeze smoke. We do not actually freeze smoke, only the particles it is made of. We do not hold onto thoughts, only their impressions and the ideas they generate. Do not hold onto these. They will only create attachments and bondage.
Watch thoughts come and go like smoke.
Life is interpreted and experienced in relation to our realization of Truth.
So, as Truth is illuminated:
Life happens to us, in spite of us, through us, and then ultimately as us.
Realizing Truth, then, is the goal.
Even the Ocean, which sustains life, is not immune to judgments.
People say of the Ocean:
“It’s too dark,”
“It’s too salty,”
“It’s not as pretty as…,”
“It’s a bit smelly,”
“It’s too rough and wavy,”
“It’s too calm,”
And so on.
So, what chance does your body, personality, and ego have?
Forget about judgments.
Be who you are.
Love is like air.
It is everywhere. It is immeasurable. It is Uncontainable.
And most of all, we are not responsible for it.
Yet, we can deprive ourselves and others from it by thinking that it is absent.
Then we hear a song, see a baby’s face, play with a puppy, smell the sweetest flower, or hear the words, “I love you.”
All those things are saying is, “Look, there Love is. Hear it. See it. Touch it. Smell it. Allow it to fill you up. Allow it to wash all over you over.
And remember to Breathe.”