A wise Zen frog was explaining to the younger frogs the balance of nature: “Do you see how that fly eats a gnat? And now (with a bite) I eat the fly. It is all part of the great scheme of things.”

“Isn’t it bad to kill in order to live?” asked the thoughtful frog.

“It depends . . .” answered the wise frog just as a snake swallowed the Zen frog in one chomp before the frog finished his sentence.

“Depends on what?” shouted the students.

“Depends on whether you’re looking at things from the inside or outside,” came the muffled response from inside the snake.

Allow The Life To Possess You

This story told us how we can prepare ourselves for death. Wise Zen frog was the watcher of himself. He was watching that fly eat a gnat, and he ate fly. Also he allowed the snake to eat him.

This is the quality of the watcher. They don’t judge others and when it comes to them they don’t resist. They allow the circumstances to happen. As he has allowed the snake to eat him and because he was a watcher not only of objective world but to his subjectivity so he could even reply from inside the snake. What he conveyed by replying from inside the snake to student that we are eternal. If we are the watcher. If we live inside of us.

Death is only possible if we live outside once we reside inside of us there is no death. We can live inside only if we live Here and Now, in the Present Moment.

Time is an illusion, which makes being controlled by time somewhat delusional. The past doesn’t exist and neither does the future. The only true reference point we have to this moment in time, and to this thing we label “existence”, is a feeling of presence, of being here in this body, of seeing the world through these eyes.

The concept of time deludes us into concerning ourselves with its passing and impending arrival. This stops us enjoying this “presence” we feel. We are duped into remaining in one of two states: The first, one of dwelling in the past and mulling over what has happened. The second, one of waiting and constantly anticipating what is to come, if and when…

We are all unavoidably victims of time to some degree, because it has become the accepted state of norm in our fast-paced, highly motivated and highly-strung society. And for this reason it is important that we understand that to not be present is to be torn between two worlds, the past and the future, neither of which exist. To constantly reside in this state prevents us from enjoying life and finding happiness.

If you allow yourself to be a victim of time – a victim of the past and a slave to a future that is yet to unravel – you will carry with you a sense of unease. You will be susceptible to stress, agitation and feel generally uncomfortable in life.

There is no redemption to be found in time.

So surrender to what is right now.

Wherever you are, commit to being there, completely. Life will take care of the rest.

Learning from the story Great Scheme: Allow The Life To Possess You

Experience Learning

You can only allow life to possess you if you accept yourself. Once you accept yourself as you are it’s the beginning of dropping all the resistance. You will be a watcher of yourself.

How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, And Your Reality:

Accepting the reality of your life sounds like it should be easy enough. But many, many people hold to a different version. It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just waiting for something better–a promotion, for the kids to be grown, retirement, whatever. Failing to connect with reality is why some of us have pants in the closet that haven’t fit in years. More significantly, it keeps people in unfulfilling jobs or even in the wrong profession entirely.

There are few better things you can do for yourself than giving up the fictional version of your life and learning to accept yourself, your life, and your reality. Even if your situation is terrible, the first step in improving it is acknowledging it for what it is.

Accept yourself: Acceptance is the ability to unconditionally value all parts of who you are. That means you acknowledge all of yourself – the good and the things that need improvement. For most of us, self-acceptance can be hard. We tend to be critical of ourselves, but there are a number of ways to learn to accept yourself and your life. It all begins with your state of mind.

Acknowledge your reality: Sometimes facing reality isn’t the easiest thing to do, but accepting your current situation can make you happier in the present and lead to a better future. Understanding, accepting, and working with reality is both practical and purposeful. Acknowledging your reality will help you choose your dreams wisely and then help you achieve them.

Admit your mistakes: Remember that you can’t fix anything until you admit there’s a problem. Try to view your mistakes not as failures but as learning opportunities, and have the strength within to realize you control your reality and you’re the only one who can change it. Decide what’s important to you and set your mind to it.

Don’t let fear get in your way: Don’t let fears – especially fears of what others think of you – stand in your way. You must be willing to do things in the unique ways you think are best, and to reflect on any feedback you receive.

Let go of your biases: Don’t get caught up in the life you think you are supposed to have, but work on creating the reality you are meant to live. Your biases can blind you to almost any reality. You can try to ignore them, but closing your eyes won’t make them disappear. Instead, learn to understand them and let them go.

Accept that struggle will always be part of our reality: Don’t shy away from challenges but wade into the struggle and get comfortable with operating and living there. Struggles are a way of life, and we have to learn to confront them. And you never know: something the most challenging things can hold the greatest opportunity for success.

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