The Law of Awareness states: whatever we are willing to be with, we move beyond. This law tells us about living in nonresistance, or rather acceptance and surrendering to what is. When we are resistant, meaning we are trying to change whatever comes our way, we can, unbeknownst to us, create even more suffering and pain in our lives. We do this because our ego takes over and we begin to identify our sense of self with the suffering and pain. In order to move beyond, we must be with whatever it is or else we can become stuck in our mind. For these reasons, it is very important for us to surrender to what is, whether it be emotions, discomfort, sounds, or what have you to be with us so that we can move through it and beyond.
As I settled in my chair and used my breath as my anchor, I became aware of my surroundings. I became aware of any and all bodily sensations occurring, sounds, emotions and thoughts and allowed them to be as they were while using my breath as my anchor. Without changing anything, I surrendered to what was. This gave me a sense of peace, a sense of freedom. The end result: I am alert and present in the Now.
We all feel the need to change things when we see that things aren’t as we want them to be. As mentioned before, this need to change, this non-resistant mindset, will create more suffering in the forms of anger, frustration, even anxiety. Instead, if we surrender to what is, we can bypass that negativity and ultimately, move beyond.