He was a great Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher who traveled the world as a speaker. Toward the end of his life he shared his greatest secret.
I don’t mind what happens.
He didn’t explain. He left this profound statement hanging for his listeners to ponder.
Last November one of my favorite Facebook friends suddenly fell into a coma. I still do not have all the details, but later it was discovered she was suffering from complications from a bug bite similar to Lyme Disease. During her time in the hospital infection took over her hands and feet and she lost use of them. Just this past week she had several surgeries that took both legs to her knees and her left arm to the elbow.
I have been praying for her and staying posted through a Facebook page set up for her. I wept yesterday when I read the most recent update.
She is still very drugged, but was able to sit in a wheelchair today for a whole hour. Her family has been visiting, which is lovely. She did tell me that they can only deal with seeing her once a day, because it is too much for them. I can only imagine. Again, I told her we were all sending her love, light, healing and prayers.
As always her spirit is amazing, and she sends her love and gratitude to you all.
I thought to myself, how can her spirit be so amazing through all of this? For months now she continues to send love and updates and even joke around through her personal Facebook page. Then today I realized Nina has learned the way of the great Masters, she doesn’t mind what happens. She is so incredibly tuned into the present moment. She has no need to classify her present circumstances as “good” or “bad”.
She so beautifully allows things to be just as they are without asking why.
This excerpt from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle perfectly puts into words what my friend lives.
“The most imporant, the primordial relationship in your life is your relationship with the Now, or rather with whatever form the Now takes, that is to say, what is or what happens.
Once you reach a certain level of consciousness (and if you are reading this, you almost certainly have), you are able to decide what kind of relationship you want to have with the present moment.
Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy?
The present moment is inseparable from life, so you are really deciding what kind of relationship you want to have with life.
Once you have decided you want the present moment to be your friend, it is up to you to make the first move: Become friendly toward it, welcome it no matter in what disguise it comes, and soon you will see the results. Life becomes friendly toward you; people become helpful, circumstances cooperative.
One decision changes your entire reality.
But that one decision you have to make again and again and again – until it becomes natural to live in such a way.”
I’m ready to live in this way. What about you?
Hungry for More, Monique Alvarez *Have you downloaded my free ebook, The Hungry Soul’s Manifesto? It’s all about remembering what’s important in life – creating purpose and passion, instead of just passing the time amassing stuff. p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!