Jeff L.: Hey Lama, What do I do when I realize here is infinite possibility? What road do I take? The choices are nearly making me insane!!!
Lama Surya Das: Insane is as insane does. So be cool. Stay calm. Listen up, for a moment.
Infinite possibilities implies freedom to choose, and to be responsible for ones choices, intentions, and their results in terms of karmic outcome. I have a feeling that you might need to focus a little bit, collect your energies and learn to calm down. Try to breathe, relax, center, focus and smile. Then do it again, and even again. (Three’s a sacred number.)
Now: think about what you really must do right now, and try to focus entirely on doing that without worrying overmuch about the past or future, or even about the present; just do it! This could be enough… for now, at least. The you’ll be freer to know and accomplish whatever comes next. Everything we seek is within: that’s the secret. Within you, within me, and within this moment, however it seems to present itself. The true work is simply doing what need’s to be done, and refining your sense and intuition about what it actually is, day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment. Please look into this great matter. Don’t just spin your mental wheels and let your inner energy run riot.
When I don’t know what to do or feel overwhelmed and distracted, I simply put my hands before my, joined palm to palm before my chest in a prayerful namaste gesture, bow my head, and do nothing. When I don;t know what to do, I do nothing for a moment or three; then see what comes up— messages, intuitions, clarity etc. Ya never know!
Submmitted by Jeff L. via Facebook on September 21st, 2010.
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