Center of the Circle
"The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.
She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.
Tao Te Ching -
Have you noticed that things have a way of unfolding exactly the way they are going to unfold, regardless of how much you resist, worry, and struggle? In our attempts to control the flow of life, and the direction it's going in, we tie ourselves into knots of anxiety, and cut ourselves off from the simplicity of the present moment, where everything is exactly the way it's suppose to be.
Often, through the suffering that arises from trying, in vain, to control everything and everyone in our lives, we see clearly that this kind of control is, not only impossible, but exhausting. In a moment of letting go of our tight grip on our lives, we can find ourselves dropping our resistance to what is, and moving into harmony with the direction that Life is taking us. In this allowing things to go their own way, without interfering, we discover the effortless freedom that is always available in the here and now.
By bringing ourselves fully to the 'center of the circle'; the perfection of the present moment, we find that nothing is ever lacking and everything proceeds in exactly the right way, at exactly the right time. In seeing things as they are, rather than as we think they should be, we align ourselves with the reality that is unfolding this moment, and find that everything has a way of working out for our complete benefit. All that is required is to breathe open, be Here, and relax in the center of the circle....