QOTD for June 22nd by JoAnn Neurath

QOTD for June 22nd by JoAnn Neurath #WUVIP #TheWellnessUniverse #QOTD

Enjoy The Wellness Universe QOTD for June 22nd by JoAnn Neurath.
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Here is her expanded thought …

Real life is not static. Its only rule is change, so it should be clear that either we agree to participate in the process of this eternal renewal, or we will feel punished by it. This means it\’s impossible to be someone who knows how things “should be” and share in life\’s ceaseless newness at the same time.

The truth is that we can\’t know what to do in advance of any given moment. When we meet life with preconceived ideas about how to respond to what unfolds before us, we are like downhill skiers trying to know when and where to make turns before it snows. Add to this idea the fact that whenever socially contrived ideals go before us as measuring sticks, they are too soon turned into some form of self-righteous judgment, making us quick to punish anyone found guilty of not doing what we think ought to have been done.

This kind of understanding is limited, but real life is not limited to what was. It is always new because it\’s the expression of a compassionate and living intelligence that actively shapes whatever it touches, as well as whatever reaches out to touch it.

Just as one wouldn\’t mistake the ladder he must climb to the rooftop from which he hopes to view the stars, neither should we confuse even the most sophisticated spiritual knowledge for those innermost revelations that can come to us only through living in the now. Genuine self-knowledge is one and the same as being fully self-aware in the present moment. As such, it is never static. When you are present to yourself, quietly watchful of the relationship that is always unfolding in the present moment, then you have no more need to prepare for what life will bring than a newly opened rose needs to ready itself for the warmth of the sun that comes to release its fragrance.

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