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Turn and Face the Strain

Turn and Face the Strain Dwahl Khul through Catherine Weser

The most natural state is one of change. When change occurs quickly, it is an indication that you are on the right track — that you and the feedback loop of the world around you are in alignment. Absolute freedom is being able to change knowing that nothing is permanent — everything is impermanent. Everything moves in ways that are unpredictable because ultimately the deepest truth, the deepest freedom, is all completely without cause and effect — beyond all cause and effect.

It is good to realize that you can't always develop some kind of technique or method for handling something and then expect results from them. They are ways to engage you in the process of change, but they should not necessarily be considered a way to get specific results. We are not suggesting that you throw away all techniques and methods. We are suggesting that you be very unattached to them, that you simply use them as ways that you operate in your daily lives.

At the same time, you can develop a kind of confident trust in the way that change is occurring, knowing that nothing can stay exactly the way it is. With that understanding, you have the opportunity to allow the current moment to unfold into the next moment with no real effort to make a moment into what you want it to be to meet your preset expectations. Instead, have a bigger, broader sense that the next moment will be whatever it is supposed to be and that all you really can do is be present.