“Let it come, let it go, let it flow.” ―Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. Whatever comes our way does not in any significant way alter the fact that breathing is one of the primary ways our bodies keep going. Whatever comes our way may alter our breathing; we breathe faster when afraid or working out. We breathe slower when relaxed. We may hold our breathe when unsure of what happens next; but, until our final breath, we will breathe in and breathe out. This may well be what the teacher Rinpoche is telling us. Just like breathing, whatever comes our way will do just that and we let it go (for some of us this is harder than others) and life flows on. It is an illusion that we can dramatically change that life will continue to come—not at us—but with us, and that we cannot hold the change back. We can choose our reaction; but the truth of life is that it flows on regardless of what we do. Once we discover that acknowledging this the powerful processes in which we participate, we learn to “let it flow”—and us as well. May we learn to “let it flow”—whatever our “it” is this day and growth through and in the grace of acceptance. May it be so. Namaste
Gentle Thoughts: How is your breathing today? Deep and relaxed or fast and worried? Are you aware of your breathing on an ongoing basis? As our friends tell us“Just breathe: he”.