No resistance. Allow the body to be firmly anchored and grounded in the knowing that the path ahead, or the Absolute Path, is right there in front of you. As you “drive your bus,” allow the scattered ego to take his seat in the back of the bus. Each time this impatient child persists, gently blow him all the way back to his seat, with your gentle but firm breath, back to the rear of the bus. Reassure him that, "All is Well." And with each pesky attempt made by the ego to distract your progress, assure him that All is Well and gently usher him back to his seat. Even if this takes 100 times, do not lose patience. Do not become reactive. Stay firm but loving. Assure him that everything is fine; all is well. Tell him he is safe and remind him to simply relax, to simply let go, to trust the driver, and to enjoy the ride.
This re-conditioning can takes hours, days weeks, months . . . years! Persist. In the meantime, continue to do your work: continue refueling with positive affirmations, keep shaking out the stress with TRE or with exercise or dancing, keep listening to loving, healing chants, meditate, pray, use essential oils, and smudge or clear your space. As you do your work or “negative construction" to deprogram, to wipe the slate clean, to erase the attachments, mistaken beliefs, and negativity that the world continually fills us with, you will eventually find safe space for clarity . . . and clarity invites more room for positive work. Keep filling up with positivity, self-love, forgiveness, acceptance.
The path requires continued effort. Be unafraid to take imperfect action. No worries about failure. Every day, take action without worry. With consistent effort, your efforts will become inspired. Every day, take a creative action step – enjoy the process – no worries about the end result.
And as the ego is continually ushered back to his seat, he will re-pattern. He will learn what to expect. With consistency, he will begin to find the safety and the trust he needs in order to relax. As he eases up, he will become a helper or companion. As he relaxes, he can look around, smile and interact with those seated near him on the bus. His relaxed presence will encourage others to lighten up and before you know it, you'll have a busload of cooperative passengers who may pleasantly entertain you along your journey.
The ego or busy mind looks only for guidance. The body, a grounded, assured body, can help it find peace and a sense of ease. The body can help ego surrender.
John 15:1-7 ESV