Be willing to act and be willing to let go

Today at Sarvodaya's Early Morning meditation

Today at Sarvodaya’s Early Morning meditation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At one time in my life I was living in an apartment where my neighbors upstairs could be loud at times.  They were not terrible but sometimes the television would be loud, late at night, and early in the morning.

One particular morning I heard the T.V. rather loud just above my head at 6:00 am.  I was trying to write and meditate, and for whatever reason I chose to stay in the room I was in and I found myself quite distracted.  I could have moved to another room or even another floor of my apartment where I could not hear the T.V. but I felt like I should not have to.  I thought about how in my enlightened state this would not even bother me.  I also thought about ringing their doorbell and talking to them at 6 a.m.  I decided I would definitely talk to them later if it continued to happen so early.  Then I got into to my meditation and writing and let it go.  I found myself reflecting and looking for my lessons when suddenly I looked up and it was quiet.  I could still hear them walking around but no loud T.V.

My first thought was wow I don’t even know when it became quiet.  I just appeared in quietude.  What made it happen?  Well two metaphysical things happened.

1.  I decided to definitely act without concern.  I would talk to them later for sure if this happens again so early, but not sweat it for now.

Deciding to act without concern as to how we will be perceived is very powerful especially if it is in light of our lesson.  Often just the mere decision or being willing to do what we were not willing to do before will often change the situation.

2.  I got into my meditation and lessons and let go.

Embracing and enjoying the moment and letting go of the problem will also often lead to the problem vanishing.

By the way I never had to  talk to them about it.  It would be loud very rarely, and soon afterwards would stop.  I was no longer even concerned.   Maybe I became enlightened.

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