Our nature seems to have us always seeking—always wanting something. We want to have a bite to eat, see a friend, go to a movie, meditate, open a business, take our next breath—we are naturally dynamic, always evolving on a foundation of resonance that feels like endless desire.
An issue seems to arise when we either don’t get what we want or we don’t know what we want. The flow of our natural awareness (wanting, discovering, letting go) feels blocked, our foundation of resonance deadened.
The good news is that our natural awareness has that handled. The bad news is that block. The natural flow of our awareness (wanting, discovering and letting go) can be blocked, and when it is, we can become bored, frustrated or worse.
I sometimes feel that I suffer from a syndrome that I call: everything is explainable. I think that my syndrome started when I was a child—an offshoot of wanting and not getting something, aka painful outcomes.
I remember sensing my parent’s and other family member’s unhappiness and questioned why they weren’t getting what they wanted. I wondered: is that a flaw in Nature’s process?—something that needs explaining and fixing?
I eventually decided it wasn’t. It’s simply one of the challenges that comes with free will. I can choose to do whatever I want, but that doesn’t mean that I can choose what that doing will lead to. In other words, free will leads to surprise and discovery, some of which I like, some not so much.
I decided, no one has to make the choices they make. Our parents did not have to do what they did, our children do not have to do what they do, our government representatives do not have to do what they do. We make our choices and those choices always begin an adventure in discovery!
Whatever outcomes have me where I am, I am free to make the best choice I can now—best meaning, choosing from a foundation of what resonates with me, not choice limited by conditions and outcomes.
I prefer free will even though it is unpredictable and sometimes painful. Free will simply comes with being fully aware: wanting, discovering, letting go—always returning to that foundation of resonance. What resonates with you now?
Make a choice, begin a new sequence not to achieve something, but to engage in your own free will and discover your unlimited nature—and then, let that go.
It will have you feeling a lot better!