' Very important attitude '...


First you realize the place that you're in right now,
whether you think it’s good or bad,
whether you think you're happy or sad,
whether you think you're rich, or poor, or sick, or healthy,
the place where you're in right now is your right place.
That's the beginning.

You stop trying to be someone else.
You stop trying to change your life.
You're in your right place, right now, just the way you are.
If you can become happy and peaceful in the place
where you are right now,
all of a sudden you will find circumstances will change in your favor,
and then again you will be in your right place.

Whatever change comes along as far as your body-mind is concerned,
you are in your right place.
The more you can see that, the more you can look
at what I just said intellectually, intelligently,
the more peaceful you become,
the more the karmic patterns begin to break away
and you begin to awaken.

It may be gradual at first.
You notice that things that used to annoy you, no longer annoy you.
You notice that people that you live with, the conflicts you've had,
they stop because you've stopped.
There's no more trying to get even.
There's no more trying to win your point.
There's no more trying to find the right book,
or the right teacher, or the right anything.
You remain centered.
You remain free.


~Robert Adams - T.39 - Sitting in the Silence - 27th January, 1991

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