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Relief Chasing

For many relief is something that’s constantly sought and it’s a direct link to what keeps the mind in a state of agitation. When things are accepted as they are relief is no longer a necessity…

We live in a relief cultured society, when it’s cold we desire warmth and when it’s hot we desire to be cool. Chasing after this relief is how many people spend their entire lives, and if it’s not learned to be with the mind agitation of what happens and not constantly push it away, there will be very little peace and relief in your life. We life mostly in a place where we’re afraid of not pursuing relief because it means facing yourself. Although our true essence is the love of all creation, this isn’t seen because the Conditioned Mind makes you believe you need relief.

Once a practice is developed that allows some discipline to at least slow the mind down, it can be seen how chasing after relief occupies most of your waking hours. We’re in the mode mode of constantly needing relief by trying to have things the way we think they need to be; the issue with this is nothing stays the same so we have to constantly make adjustments. It’s truly exhausting to live in this way, but it’s the way many live. It doesn’t have to be this way, but the only way it won’t be is if you can be with what occurs and not want it any different than what it is. This doesn’t mean you can’t have relief, just understand relief isn’t what allows you to be at peace, only accepting things as they are will allow the relief that you seek…