“Nonresistance, nonjudgement, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.” – Nancy Kerrigan
Our days are often filled with self-induced classifications of experiences being good or bad, right or wrong, and important or unimportant. However, what happens when we free ourselves from these judgments? Our natural state is one of balance, contentment and peace but truly living in this place depends on your ability to realize the divine neutrality of all situations.
The human mind is conditioned to make automatic snap conclusions based on past experiences but true freedom lives in maintaining awareness in the moment, free of opinion. When we observe rather than label, our perception is cleared and fresh, creating optimal space for unique experience to unfold.
When we live in our hearts and step out of duality consciousness of right/wrong, a path to freedom opens. We see that our perspective and the situation develop as we shift the meaning we choose to attach to the given circumstances. By observing thoughts/emotions rather than taking ownership, we become empowered in consciousness rather than choices attached to judgments.
“Non-resistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. Through it, consciousness (spirit) is freed from its imprisonment in form.” – Eckhart Tolle
How often do we find ourselves in opposition to life because we feel an immediate urge to express a reaction to the situation at hand? In truth, we are proclaiming the fear we hold inside and letting our insecure ego rule, leading us down a path of struggle.
Releasing resistance creates an opportunity to naturally act from a place of being rather than our conditioned mode of doing. Success lies in placing awareness first and action second. Our choices then become our own verses ones owned by fear.
A surrender to the moment allows your soul to be in peace, open to receive and function in the highest vibration possible. Your truth and vulnerability to the present becomes your strength, as you become available to flow with whatever happens. This may or may not mean we “do” nothing in actuality, however either way we create the ultimate space for freedom through our nonreactive presence of pure being.
“The root of suffering is attachment” – Buddha
We as humans often experience discomfort due to our dependency on attachments. An allowance of a person or thing to provide us happiness or satisfaction inevitably leaves us feeling empty because we are unable to control these outside sources. In reality, our constant search for more outside of ourselves leads us continuously away from the truth of our power that comes from internally grounded contentment.
By living in a place of non-attachment, your freedom lies within acting from a place of awareness unattached to outcome. Your goals for the future are still there however by maintaining a strong core independent of outside factors, you become satisfied in the moment and are able to better match the highest frequency available to deliver your freedom. This enables you to receive infinite opportunities/possibilities you may not have otherwise found if you had been attached to the typical worry over “how” a desire will come about.
It is also important to remember this journey is one of learning and that each experience can be a step towards realizing our infinite nature once again. By allowing life to occur as it may and finding gratitude whenever possible, you feel better and this starts to show in your external world.
The one thing we can attach to is impermanence. Life revolves around change and if we let go, we again find freedom. It takes practice to get comfortable with uncertainty, however the more we focus on the possibility of the moment, the smoother our journey becomes.