This morning as I was waiting for my train, a man sat next to me, tapped my shoulder and asked, Why is life so complicated?
Part of me was taken back, but most of me laughed inside. This is what God often does. I no longer believe in coincidences. I don't believe in random awesome interactions. I do believe that unknown people happen to be unexpected Angels, bearers of often needed messages, and opportunities for spiritual reflections.
Below is a, hmmm probably 95% correct transcript of the conversation. In a flow that had nothing to do with my conscious self, I shared with him the following
Him: Why is life so complicated?
Him: I'm sorry. I just want to know. I mean, I try to do right. I try to be spiritual and then, I don't know...
Me: Well, you don't have to try to be spiritual. Just be spiritual. You don't have to try to be good. Just be good. Whatever that means to you. Keep your faith in God and keep a positive mind. Just do your best; the truth is that looks different every day and every moment.
Him: yea...really. Why do you make it sound so easy?
Me: Because I believe it is that easy. We make it complicated. Especially when we judge ourselves through the eyes of others.
Him:Even our family?
Me: Yes, especially our family. Anyone. Everybody has judgements, even if they try not to. When what we do doesn't line up with what others say, that's when we often feel the worst about ourselves. We're taking on the judgements of others and judging ourselves at the same time. It makes living unbearable at times. But God's judgement is what matters. It's not always easy but when we try try try, we live in resistance to allowing life to just happen.
Him: Yea. What do you do about it? Especially with family?
Me: Nothing. You just be the best you. Family is tough because even as you change, they'll hold on to old ideas of who they believe you are. Most people do that. They can't help it. But just keep doing you and don't be so hard on yourself. ( then my train arrived).
Him: Thank you
Me: Thank you
As I walked away, I was overcome by a sense of gratitude.
His question allowed God to use me as a vessel for both him and myself. There is knowledge we have in us, that we can often forget, even in our own lives.
When life seems complicated, remember that its not. Remember to be mindful and just let go of emotions and thoughts that dont serve you to become your highest self. Let go of the judgements you're experiencing. Let go of the pity and self inflicted victimizing you have going on. Let go of the regret. Let go of the judgements.
Be mindful of where you are, who you are and how you're showing up. Accept the past, stay in the present and be whoever you want to be, and don't be so caught up in the future.
Life is complicated only if you disconnect from your role in shaping your own life. Simplify life yourself because you're world is in fact, largely created by you and the world outside, is only responding to you. The alignment (or misalignment) of your thoughts, emotions and intentions is what the world, the universe, the greater power within and outside of you, responds to. It's responding to your love, fear, anger, distress, distrust, and confusion.
Simplify life and learn to Love yourself and all around you.
BE Clear. Be Free. Be Flow. Be Love.
By: Tiffany W.