Updated: Mar 30, 2021
Sat discusses finding happiness through being still and not reviewing the past.
Sat: The past is only a story and nothing more, just an old story. It can become our luggage throughout our life. The past has passed and that is exactly what it is. As long as we bring it forward in our memory, we rejuvenate it in “now.” Instead of wasting that space, we can fill it with our Home and comfort. Our future is only an imaginary story that is worthless and has no importance. Thinking about the future is also worthless, so what is left for us is to stay here and now. Be still and know. Just constantly stay in the present time, happily and joyfully. Trust that promise which is within us. The promise was that if you don’t take anxious thought and stay in me, I will take care of you. Trust that the promise fulfills. As Ramana Maharshi said, “Whatever is destined to not happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it.” So the best position is to stay relaxed and happy.
The thoughts are like a cloud, the moods are like a cloud, the feelings and the sentiments are like a cloud; let them come and let them go. The Sun does not identify with a cloud and neither should we. These are the practices that add strength to an aspirant. A serious aspirant after freedom and peace does not identify with every little cloud, thinking that he/she is not shining. Go back and Be who you are in the midst of a breeze, cloud, rain, snow or even a tornado. How to do that? Be still daily and abandon care, luggage and stories.
-From “Truth Only” DVD, April 04, 2007: Sat’s Weekly Class