expect nothing – welcome everything

if you want the stuff of life
and maybe you do
then you have to jump through
many hurdles
and learn how to play the game
it may work 
or it may not

but if you want peace in your heart
drop all expectation of outcome
all expectation is born of your conditioning
and if it is dashed on the rocks of life
will lead to a barren and tortured heart

so expect nothing
but welcome everything that arrives
as a gift from god
even if it hurts you
or insults you
or takes away everything you love and own.

surely this is the hardest path of all
the path of welcoming everything
and it is an all or nothing path

i hear you say, ‘but what about my wife, my life, my house, my car, my savings, my work, how can i welcome the destruction of all this.’

because none of these things are you 
welcoming is the hardest path to liberation because we want it on our own terms
we want to barter and trade our way to enlightenment
but liberation and enlightenment want everything, all of you,
it is not for trading

and so when you expect nothing but welcome everything, even though it hurts so much you think you will die, but still you welcome it into your body and heart, you are offering god your very being.

and god will gladly take that.

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