We have a tendency of saying that life is hard, simple, great, etc. However, if we look closely at what we imply we realize that we are referring to our experiences. When we perceive our experiences as good or great, we claim that life is good or great. When our perceived experiences are unpleasant we conclude that life is hard or unpleasant. However, if we refrain from defining and perceiving experiences and just witness them as they are, we realize that life is. It is a force within us that I also believe is the spark of God within us. Even when our bodies are ill, as long as we still have breath in our lungs with our hearts still beating, life is. And yes, in life there are experiences however life in its totality is not experience. One can be inwardly totally empty without experiencing anything yet still be alive. Therefore, it is my conclusion that life is not good, bad, tough or easy. It just is if we do not entangle it with our experiences. This also means that we can choose to accept all situations when they occur and refrain from defining them or dictating how they should have been. When a situation manifests, we can observe it as is. Even if we need to take action there’s no law in the universe that demands of us to feel sad, stressed, perturbed, or generate any other negative emotion in order to take action. We can take action from a place of pure witnessing with unwavering faith that what has to be done shall be done.
By understanding that life is a distinct force within us provided and supported by only its giver, God…Creator, we also understand that without life, there is no experience. Life happens first, and then experience follows. With that in mind we can be grateful for what’s truly important…life. We can be in awe of this gift called life regardless of our perceived experiences.
If you doubt this notion and have concluded that indeed your life is hard, take time to inwardly search for what this “hard life” looks like visually. If you do this exercise earnestly you will witness the mind leading you to a memory or memories of your experiences.
In the meantime, I hope that you can just be grateful for life, as a distinct force and gift from the Creator, God.
Dr. Jacinta M M Murray is a spiritual counselor, Reverend, transformational coach, speaker and author. For more about her, please visit http://www.tapthegood.com