L Scott Peck wrote a book called “The Road Less Traveled”. The first three sentences in the book read “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it”.
Is your life difficult? If your answer is yes, does that mean you have not seen the truth yet?
There is no real reason for life to remain difficult. I have realized long ago that life is actually a fascinating puzzle. As long as you only search for the next piece of the puzzle, the experience is painful, confusing, and not pleasant at all. You do not see the full picture. It is as if you are wearing a blindfold and ear plugs, and you find yourself on a set of stairs in the dark.
When you realize that there are so many ways to step back and see the bigger picture, you wonder why people would insist on remaining in the dark.
I am not talking about religion here. I am talking about obtaining knowledge that is much deeper and much more profound. I am talking about the secret to living an interesting, happy, fulfilled life.
There is no reason why anyone should continue to struggle from day to day.
I actually believe that the purpose of mankind is the incarnate to earth, learn some profound (and some more ordinary) lessons, and then return to eternity.
The proof that we have actually learned everything we needed to learn is when we die with a healthy body.
Of course this goes against much main-stream thinking that dying from illness is a given and medication brings some relief.
There are many cases where people get a “medical death sentence”, in other words they are told that they only have so long to live. Of course where people have a mindset that tells them medical doctors are always right, they would take such a sentence as gospel. They would continue to live the lives that brought them at that point, and they would them dutifully leave a sick body behind. Sometimes they will die ahead of schedule to prove the verdict was correct. Sometimes they will prolong their physical suffering because they will just not let go of things in this life. But what they will not do, is question whether there is an alternative to leaving a dis-eased body behind.
Of course there is also the group of people who get the same “medical death sentence”. For these people the verdict is a summons for them to reconsider everything in their lives. They question everything, from their eating habits to their life philosophies.
They make radical changes to their lives. Sometimes the changes are very visible, for example changing their eating habits. Other times the changes are less visible, for example exploring their bodies with an inner eye and “weeding out” all the cells that are dead or dying. This “weeding out” process is a conscious process of identifying the areas in the body where there are energy blockages.
At the same time the “weeding out” process is an unconscious process where the person’s thinking changes. Where this happens, true healing takes place. The result is a healthy spirit which is reflected in a healthy body.
Have you ever wondered why people with healthy bodies die? Surely if life was just about having a healthy body, then a healthy body would guarantee eternal life?
The answer lies in the reason we get born. We come to this earth because we have a specific life script. We live that life script and we learn eternal lessons about ourselves. Where we achieve success, we leave this earth. Our bodies are still healthy because we have achieved our objective, and the energy flow in and around our bodies is unhindered.
Where we resist those experiences and lessons, we build up energy blockages in our bodies. These energy blockages convert into such discomfort that it is eventually expressed as physical or emotional illness.
If we make the required changes in our lifestyles and our thinking, we remove the energy blockages.
If we resist the changes that are required, we reinforce the energy blockages and the physical or emotional pain gets worse. If we resist change to the extent that our bodies can simply no longer cope with the burden, we leave those sick bodies behind.
Is that the end of the journey? No. We return later on for different lives and we keep going until we have learned what we needed to learn. Then we die again, leaving healthy bodies behind.
Stress is a symptom of resistance to change. This could be resistance to a physical change, or a change in thinking, or a change in the way we manage our emotions.
There is no need at all to grow old and sick if we can grow old and wise. We can remove that stress and feel healthy and content. The choice is ours.