The power of the unknown

Many of us fear the unknown and the uncertain. Here is how to align yourself with both

SPECIAL TO SOUL’S CODE: BY TONY SAMARA — From Wall Street to the Great Wall, the business values of the West have swept the world. And one thing that the commercial culture around us dislikes intensely is uncertainty. Everything from the global insurance industry to the derivates market that caused the 2008 financial crisis are set up to act as a hedge against uncertainty and the unknown.

Perhaps this helps explain why our society suffers from a collective neurosis.

For a fundamental fact of this universe is that the only permanent thing is impermanence. The only constant is constant change in all things on all levels. Many times, if not at all times, the movement of change lies beyond our sense of control.

It is frightening for our egos. But our egos are only here to serve a very specific task — call it the user interface to navigate the contents of our daily world — and they are poorly equipped to both recognize and embrace the power of the unknown and mystery of existence.

When we are faced with adversities, great pain and suffering, the loss of our loved ones . . . what do we do?

It is inevitable that we are captured by our intrinsic fears, and deep-rooted emotions. We spin in realms that we do not really want to be in but in a way they are only a creation of the mind.

How to enter a spin-free zone, spiritually speaking

If the mind is able to see the big picture then it has a clear alignment with the driving force that leads us all to experience, the purity that existence brings us in any given moment.

When we are in the spin, what do we do?

When faced with the unknown and the strong emotions, we have no choice but to be present.

In the end there is no choice.

Life brings you the right experiences you need to go through no matter what, and it is always your choice to create your own reality. If your solar plexus is totally contracted and you cannot breathe, you can choose to breathe more and work harder than ever before to come out of that space. It requires practice to be able to let go of any such patterns, but practice does not come out of words or ideas, but from action.

Creative action aligned with deep pain and suffering creates magic. If magic is the focus, the magic of the unknown, then the outcome is magical.

The famous 14th-century spiritual guide, The Cloud of Unknowing, by an anonymous mystic illuminated the power of not knowing and aligning oneself with an empty space inside.

As Rumi wrote: “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” The same space that feels pain can feel ecstasy and the same space that is present to the mind is also present to the divine.

The outcome is always being more present to what is real, to what is true, and building new constellations which allow us to be more alive and more close to real and tangible love.

Where are you going to put your attention?

Love is always the answer, in the end. And in the beginning we just have to be alert and remember this ever-present love that connects us all. If we are totally focused on this love, no matter what, then the outcome is sure to be extraordinarily intimate, and one of unity.

Be courageous to be present to whatever is happening in your life, no matter what.

Be courageous to step out of the box and say, “I am here, look at me, feel me, honour me and embrace me so totally that you melt in my being.”

When we take the step forth and align ourselves with this creative action we manifest the pure intention of existence, and we join our hearts with a divine intelligence.

After living for several years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, Tony Samara ventured to the jungles of South America — to the Amazon and to the Andes  where he lived and studied among a community of Shamans.  Tony Samara is now visited by people from all parts of the world and from all walks of life, seeking spiritual guidance .

Hear Tony Samara’s Live Satsangs at www.TonySamara.TV. His latest book, Deeper than Words, is available on Amazon.com.

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