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8/06/2008

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A few years ago was a friend of mine with a few friends on the road, a camping tour. I did not know exactly where he intended to camp and considered a little exercise. I wondered whether I would be able to find a familar man without knowing his exact residence. I didn't know. Why not try?

I thought of my friend, visualized his image and tried to feel the image. Then, I got on my motorcycle and drove off. The weather was beautiful, the temperatures warm. The world is beautiful, I thought. I stopped the internal monologue and focused myself on an easy mood.

After roundabout two hours I arrived in the approximate area. A rural area where forest, grassland and arable dominated. Far and wide were no people to see, hear or smell (campfire). For a while I went around and a feeling of failure spread in me, because there was no sign of any living soul. My miserable mood was accompanied by the absence of any idea in which direction I should go. In this area I was able to drive through forest paths for weeks without meeting someone!

Whether it was impossible? Whether it was a difference to be enthusiastic about esoteric ways and to practise? It was clear to me that a successful exercise would only be successful with a carefree mood. I let go. It didn't matter whether I would succeed or not. I re-focused on my friend, felt the picture and drove off. Fifteen minutes later I intuitively turned right heading for a forest. A few minutes later I discovered cars and then discovered a clearing and tents. I had found my friend. We spent some time, we drank a little wine. The universe remained unchanged.

Be unconcerned and feel what you are looking for .........

5 comments:

enreal said...

"...feel what you are looking for " this whole post was great... it truly is about letting go...

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear enreal, thank you for leaving this motivating comment...All the best enreal

Jena Isle said...

I can't seem to let go. Emotional attachments are very difficult to sever. It's very hard to establish another one. But you're right, we have to let go, and allow the mind to be free. That way. we can find what we were looking for. Thanks for a very enlightening post. All the best.

Merging Point said...

yes rainer, when success or failure doesnt matter, then the drive is so wonderful. Here, you had connected to the route map only when you learnt to clear the desire that was blocking the mind.
Let Go -- very very essential to experience the truth!

ssgreylord said...

What a beautiful, simple illustration.I find that it is when I let go, that all comes to fruition. Expectations are dropped, and results no longer matter. This is the beauty you describe. Thank you...