L E T T E R – Building Stillness and Acceptance – The Broad Place

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L E T T E R – Building Stillness and Acceptance

In the Vedic view, there are three things present at all times. Creation, maintenance and destruction. The Vedic view of destruction is removing something which is no longer relevant. And we need all three things occurring for evolution to take place. Sometimes they can feel like a hurricane, whipping around us. The key is to navigate it from the stillness within us and not get caught in the drama of it. This is where the daily meditation practice of transcending into that stillness is made for.

In New Jersey 1914, a legendary fire ripped through Thomas Edison’s plant and burnt the entire property to the ground. His son reported that his father said to him very calmly ‘Go get your mother and all her friends. They will never see a fire like this again’. His son was very concerned and his father comforted him by saying”, “It’s all right. We’ve just got rid of a lot of rubbish.”

As Thomas Edison said when interviewed by the New York Times about the incident, ‘Although I am over 67 years old, I’ll start all over again tomorrow’. That is graceful evolution taking place from a place of acceptance and stillness, and from that comes determination and fierceness. Not the other way around.

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