This is a question that an amazing, authentic women asked awhile back in a mail to her subscriber base. Call it synchronicity, whatever, it reverberated (yes reverberated not resonated 🙂 ) for me again and I really would love to share…
“I used to write a column for a magazine (for about 7 years) and this was one of the strangest letters I ever received.
A woman was very upset and wanted my input – she was angry at people that seemed to take life too lightly. She said that the world was full of pain and that anyone who was laughing was in denial and had no business being happy when there was too much suffering, and lack all around us.
It was a good question so I tried my best to respond. My reply to her is below.
The ‘experience’ of life is not a result of the external world but is completely a result of the inner world. Your world is experienced within you; so in this way you therefore are the creator of your ‘experience’ of life.
One man’s lack is another’s abundance – the only difference is their inner world choice of reality. One man’s hell is another’s heaven.
We only feel upset by another person’s projected reality, if it frightens us. I would ask you why you are so afraid to laugh and experience the joys of life? Instead of focusing on ‘others’; who are also a part of your external world; I would recommend that you honour your innate courage by exploring your inner world. What reality do you really want to choose for yourself – a nightmare or a dream?
Life on earth is hard, we bleed, cry and suffer, without exception – we all die. The man that appears free of the pain of life may not be denying it, but may have embraced it to discovered that pain was only a part of the truth – that beyond the fear and pain was a life experience that also was joyful, blissful and filled with laughter.
When one can be free of the fear of both joy and pain, life and death, dark and light – then wholeness provides one with the ultimate field of possibilities, the power to consciously choose what kind of life you desire to experience.
Close your eyes and consider who you may be blaming for your experience of life? How might it serve you to stop blaming and open to a new way of seeing and being. Let your apple tree support you and hold you in your courage to see things in a new and honest way.
Where is life happening?
All my love,