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Transforming Gift

If you live your life as a closed fist, you limit your freedom. Universal Love is always available, but you are the one who needs to be open enough to allow your heart to access it…

Whatever has the nature to arise will also pass away. It’s in understanding that the knowing and known are one in the same and there is nothing else. It’s through the practice of sitting that allows for the opening of the closed fisted mind. It allows this truth to be understood when the mind becomes quiet enough to see it. Without quietness our fist remains closed along with all its anticipation and tension; the agitations of the would’ve, should’ve, could’ve mind, or the wishful thinking mind. These are a few of the mind activities that keeps it in a closed state. Hold on or let go is always our dilemma. In each moment of life something arises and we either grasp it or not, and depending on your conditioning you will be as a closed fist or an open hand.

Our burdens are ours, we make them and they cause our suffering. When we take it upon ourselves that life is our responsibility alone we become closed and we close our heart to Universal Love. All forms of suffering whatever they may be, are derived from this. When the heart remains opened, there isn’t any anticipation and tension, so we remain an instrument of love. Although selfish conditioning will not allow it to remain this way all the time, with practice it will remain opened more and more. Our journey is to live our life with the open heart of Universal Love, to enjoy our journey regardless of our conditioning and release the hold of a closed fist. No anticipation, no tension, no tension, no burden, no burden, freedom of an open heart…