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NWW Weekly Connection

August 20, 2023
Didn't See THAT Coming!

Do you ever struggle with "negative" things that come your way, seemingly out of the blue? Or have you anticipated that a less-than-desirable outcome may occur and then wham, there it is? You are not alone.

One of the very simplest and most effective ways to feel peace in your being, no matter what is going on, is to practice, in real time, the art of non-resistance or as we think of it, is-ness.

Is-ness or isness, is the quality or state of seeing things as they are. Let go of judgment and you'll find yourself in peace. It's a simple practice, yet because of our enculturation's devotion to judging things as good or bad, happy or sad, right or wrong, etc., we can get pulled off center, our brains swirling. Eeek! How does that help anything?

You may be thinking, "Well, it's not a good thing that X or Y happened and that's a fact." Peace happens when we allow for whatever is happening to simply be. Proof of how this works can be found in looking back at something you thought was an absolute disaster only to discover that it was the best thing that could have happened. And what about the times when the absolute disaster remained an absolute disaster? The fact is, that is the truth of it.

Accepting something doesn't mean we have to necessarily like it or agree with it, but to fight against its reality pulls us out of peace and into chaos. Being in peace opens portals to other above-the-line attributes like joy, tranquility, clarity, love, compassion, connection and more.

So, the next time something happens that is not exactly to your liking and you feel yourself going down a dark hole of worry, dread, fear or anger (below-the-line attributes), remember you have a choice. A helpful phrase to remember in those times is, "It IS as it IS," then take a deep and conscious breath and--smile. Smile the smile of "I got this." And then go about your day with peace and all that peace brings to you and those you love.

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