Follow Your Nature.

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Nature is a way of living. Everyone has its nature developed over the time. It includes the daily habits, environment, circle, experience, impressions and the perception, that allows the person to create and experience his life.

To follow your nature means to follow everything that takes place inside of you. From your breath to sensation, feelings, or emotions, thoughts, or energy. Follow means to follow. Follow means you are following. No command or order to your mind, heart, and body.

If you have asked to follow a person. Do you use your mind and heart or simply follow his footsteps. In a similar way, you have to follow your nature. It’s an experiment. To experience life with absolutely different perspective. Live experiment with life.

It feels good when things happen to others, both success, and failure, but if anything that happens to others, doesn’t bring any change within you. The things should happen to you, and that too from within, to bring the real change with your life.

In daily course of life, you become the driver, and you drive your life. When you simply follow your nature, you may be driving the car, but you don’t know the destination. So you ask. You ask your mind, heart, and body. Its just like you are driving into the new city. You don’t know the way, so you ask.

You follow your breath, sensation, feelings, emotions and thought process. It’s a natural tendency to control life, but that’s not how the natural life works. You have to allow the life to happen. You may be tempted to control life, but you forget that you are limited, in this limitless existence.

When you don’t feel the flow of breath, you do everything to get the rhythm going, but do you really think, it’s because of you, that life is taking place within you.

“Experiment with your life, and become the spectator of everything that goes inside of you. Try to follow everything. From breathe to sensation, and from feelings to your thoughts.”

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Carry your daily task, but simultaneously remember to follow everything. Don’t try to take charge of anything, but simply follow. When the energy shifts the direction, don’t try to use force, to turn it in your way, but simply follow the flow of energy.

When you simply drive the car, as a driver, you hardly have your own destination, and you follow the direction of your passenger. Try to be a driver in your body, and follow the direction of your mind, heart, and body.

The driver of a car knows the thoughts and moods of his passenger because his job is to follow the instructions of his passenger. His mind is empty. His job is to follow, the instructions of his passenger. He doesn’t have the mind of his own.

When you are utterly empty, of your own ideas of life, it becomes easier to understand life, i.e. happening both around and within you.

When you follow your nature, you observe from where does all the actions, feelings, emotions, or the thought process takes place.

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Initially, when the process is new, it becomes hard to follow. If you try to follow your breath, your mind will be diverted after few seconds, and you will forget about the entire process.

If you recollect again, and try to get into the process, again you have to initiate the process. The process gets on and of again, as you are habituated to drive your life, out of old ways.

When you follow your life and begin to observe your life minutely, you realize that in reality, you are not the one, who drives life, but your life is always in an automation mode. The mind and heart simply create thoughts and feelings out of experiences and impressions from the past, and your life is driven by it.

All your dreams and desire’s are nothing, but part of the experiences and impressions, you have accumulated sometimes in the past.

Life is a continuous process, and you are part of the process. When you follow your nature, you can observe the same process, which is happening within you.

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The body follows the instructions of your mind and heart. The mind and heart work from the accumulated experiences and impressions. You have to see, either you choose each experience and impressions of your life, or life simply happens to you.

If life simply happens to you, your response or reaction to the situation also comes out from the past. It may seem like, new things are happening each day, but in reality, you simply repeat the same process of life.

You live with the same old mind and heart, that doesn’t know, how to pick the fresh experiences from life, or to think new thoughts or expand his imagination to add freshness to life. The feelings and emotions too depend upon what’s going on, into your mind, and thus nothing new comes out, even at the level of heart.

When you follow your nature, you bring awareness to life. You simply follow your mind, heart, and body and observe where and how it leads to you into a different direction. You don’t interfere, but you simply follow. If you interfere, you don’t understand the mechanism of life.

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It’s very important to understand, how the mind, heart, and body drive you through sensation and force you to do things, that may have never taken place if you would have had little awareness at that moment.

Following your nature not only allows you to understand the inner mechanism, but you also understand many illusory stories, created by your mind.

When you are into life, you are carried away by the thoughts and emotions from the past. You are never actually present in the moment, but always dreaming yourself into the illusory world created by your mind.

When you follow your nature, you take a back seat and allow the life to happen. You don’t push yourself around, but you simply follow the energy. There is no resistance to life. There is no judgment, but to flow with the pull of energy.

If the mind and heart want you to do something, you don’t resist, but you follow them. You are alright with everything. When you follow, you understand how the things take place.

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You follow the process of your breath, moving in and out. You don’t breathe, but you follow. No attention but awareness. No force, but a simple presence, as a witness. When you follow, you don’t want the world to happen your way, but you see what’s needed at the moment, and with the awareness, you complete the process.

You follow your nature of the mind, heart and body to learn, to know the process of both the inside as well as outside life. Everything has a process. You too have a process. When you simply go on living the process, you don’t develop understanding towards it.

You have to develop the technique, that separates you, from your repetitive patterns of life, so that you can understand, what is really happening within you and outside life.

Your attachment to yourself creates the illusory world for you, and you nourish it, by further developing the same, into your reality.

Say for e.g. someone’s father is a barber. Now their tradition says, that his son too has to be a barber. Now, if the son has something else to follow, but the pressure around him, is so much, that its difficult for him to get away from the set tradition around him. What he does, he gives up, into his tradition.

The same thing happens when you don’t understand life and go on living it. You simply follow the tradition. Sometimes people don’t know, what they have to do with their life, and thus they are forced to do things, what’s happening in their surroundings.

“When you don’t know what to do with your life, doesn’t suggest that, you do things, that are not at all meant for you. You have to give yourself sometime, and figure out what you really want in life.”

I Can See Clearly Now

You have to understand, how your inner system has been developed, by now and how the real changes, is possible with it.

The inner nature can be known, not out of query, but by living it. To follow the nature of your body, heart, and mind, puts you into a practical mode. The life on the existence, which is happening, is very much alive. You become part of an experiment and get a live experience out of it. No theory, but you live a practical life.

You become one with life. You observe your breath, stay aware of your sensation, and follow your feelings and emotions. No judgment towards your thoughts or imagination, rather you simply follow them, till the end.

It’s not necessary that you act, on each of your thoughts or emotions, but when you follow them, you observe the unnecessary part of thoughts and emotions which naturally gets dropped, simply with the power of observing.

The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Even with your daily life, you don’t act on each of your thoughts or show every feelings or emotion, but you act, only on those, that you think useful, and take action upon it.

To follow your nature allows you to create a pause between the actions. With a pause, you can see the past, present, and future of the action. When you follow your life, that little pause, allows you to see, the direction of your life.

You only understand something, if you see the past, present, and future of it, and you cannot see the life, in its natural form, unless you get detached with it.

To understand something, you have to be, very much become the part of it, be it your mind, heart, and body. You cannot stand against something to know it, but you have to befriend with it. When you follow your nature, you connect with the deeper intrinsic nature, that reveals the hidden secrets of life, to you.

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Roshan Sharma is an Author of “Meditation:The Beginning of a New Life“. He runs a blog under the name “ModernAgeSpirituality.com”, and has written over 500 blogs covering the topics, from God, religion, spirituality, philosophy, mind, meditation, psychology, consciousness, and many more. He is a regular practitioner of meditation and prefers walking or running for physical exercise. He is an avid reader of life.

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