Eckhart Tolle once said…or perhaps he said it a gazillion times….be aware of Your reaction as much as the one who caused the reaction. This said, You are ALL-WAYS responding to something…You are the genuine, REAL full-meal deal, response mechanism . The response, the reaction, IS….whatever IT IS. You can’t be anything “other” than what IS…what It BE .
You may view something and respond to It, and when You REAL-ly look at THIS, what are You responding to? If You’re the essence of everything and one with everything, You’re responding to Your response….”will it go round in circles”…a wonderful song by Billy Preston. You are the one who caused the reaction and You’re the one who is responding to THAT cause. There’s no “other” out there that causes You to react…the reaction is built in HERE! If anger is present, It’s present as the “built-in.” Watch anger BE present…and hold the space for Its “natural,” raw reaction, and witness It as You would hold a newborn baby.
Have you heard the term “putting out fires?” This IS what You IS….the fire put-ter outer. Someone says something, You respond. Someone does something, You respond. Someone writes something, You respond. You’re just ONE gigantic response machine…”Oh, what do You do for a living? I respond. And You get paid to do this. Yes!” Continue reading