Such deceptively simple words of wisdom from a master of life and living. I recall when I first heard the phrase, “Take it easy, take it as it comes”, I could both immediately recognize the sage advice to move as life moves, neither resisting nor fantasizing, and at the same time my mind would often race to find a result before it happened.
This expression speaks to any time when we find ourselves between desires, big and little, being recognized, and life forming around their fulfillment – in other words, constantly. There is a gap there, an uncertainty. A good example is a job search, transitioning from one place of employment to another. A desire for advancement first forms, and we do all that we can to make this obvious to the environment, and eventually achieve a result consistent with our skills and effort.
However in our global social fabric, we may become aware of a desire expressed by an entire nation, for a change in leadership for example – seemingly way too big to influence individually. This desire is so large that unless we are a principal player in the political dynamics of such a change, we are reduced to casting our vote, and then watching and waiting.
On the other hand, perspective is everything. If we take the common approach to such national and global initiatives, defining ourselves as an isolated individual, a national or global citizen, our influence is limited to one individual vote. But if our awareness gains unbounded status, while at the same time expressing our individual desire, then we have a vantage point of cosmic fullness, of completion. This allows us to leverage every vote, every mass desire in favor of our own, so that the cosmic result becomes active within all individual desires. A cosmic perspective, for a macro result.
Such a cosmic awareness cannot be directly seen by the intellect, hastening to make sense of every change, discriminating constantly between favorable and unfavorable conditions. But it can be apprehended by the quiet unity inherent in our hearts. Such a cosmic influence settling in like a clear lubricant over and within the earth, allows the values of harmony, prosperity and compassion to seep into every being, every decision, unifying and cleansing us through our experience and choices.
This cosmic awareness, this seamless connection with the protection of Divinity, the source of cosmic awareness, provides a view of even our deepest global desires, and anchored in this, we can now take it easy, and take it as it comes. 🙂
~ Jai Guru Dev ~