It’s so pleasing to write spiritual after long time. I realised from past weeks how many times life presents you with things just to test whether you are ready enough to fulfill your ambition. So many beautiful and unpleasant things comes along our way and we simply become the prisoners of emotions. This is where contrast came to my picture.
The evolution of our expansion is born out of contrast. When we see things happening which we don’t want, we realise what we actually do want. This is where you launch your thoughts of desire. When we were asked in childhood what we would like to become when we grow up, we would get so anticipated and chirpy to dream ourselves in future.
Things like flying with a wind laden balloon seemed so exhilarating and getting a toffee from an uncle made us smile. We had thousand ways to find happiness in every small thing. When we grew older we got more clear with logic and lost faith in fantasies.
Now that we are grown ups we analyse more on the possibilities and get offended by taunts easily. We find things don’t happen easily start giving up hope too soon. So when we face failure, hunger or a fight, our inner being let us know how it feels simply through our emotions. We try to see what can be done to improve our state.
Recently I have been thinking… contrast is everywhere. If you go outside, you’ll see all kinds of variations in the cars vs buildings, vs streets, vs birds, vs people. There are bikes, foods, clothing, metals, rubber, speakers, technology, water, fire, air…. all with different contrasting set ups. Even music contrasts with itself, that’s what makes it music! You’ve got the low end vs high end. Guitars vs drum beats, and silence vs sounds. It’s all technically “contrasting” right? Even for an artist without contrast no painting would look good.
Well, each thing has a unique essence. Our desires are born from “contrast”, knowing we want this vs that. Contrast isn’t “bad”, it is in itself a fascination. When we resonate our inner being, we are inspired towards desires in such a way that we simply see them happening, and we achieve that vby facing the lack. The lack helps us realise we still need to work and prepare for our desires.
There will always be that you don’t want in your experience. It is eternal. And your desire to experience what you do want is also eternal. And the basis of life is inevitable existence, life is unstoppable. Well being, which is us is always there. Your awareness that you exist and desire to choose where you wanna focus on is always there, and it is a blessing, not a curse. It is a never-ending expansion, never-ending joy. Give yourself to the only stream that ever exists and end your suffering. Go with its flow.
Simply don’t get downtrodden with the things happening against your will. Start loving the contrast and feel free of pain. Moreover contrast is what which leads to creation. Contrast is simply our friend who guides us towards our expansion. Good riddance!