A very hot weather can be weathered without using the air-conditioners. But for that the condition required has to be overpowering. The intensity has to be more intense than that of the weather.
And this we indeed are capable of…and do experience to be capable of. Though whether we are aware of having weathered the external conditions is another issue altogether!
As we ponder…we are left to wonder how could we, what we could! Yes, we all have over come the external conditions without withering even a bit, some time or the other. And some of us are frequently accomplishing that consciously.
Most definitely the question that is being asked, as these words are read, could be, “When does that happen?” Well, when we are totally immersed in our being…in our vocation. The time and space then become mere metaphors.
Furthermore, the weather, even though very hot, accedes to the warmth of reunions, punctuated with conversations wherein at one stage everyone talks to everyone, but no one listens to anyone! As the weather accedes and concedes, we succeed in weathering it, even without consciously trying anything.
In both the conditions the external is forgotten, as we then, be, the beings that is not only body and mind, but something greater, which remains unaffected…and extends the same effect to the body and mind. Thus effectively the weather condition is befriended as it then doesn’t affect as adversely.
It is the warmth or reunion in both cases which douses the heat. In the latter, the external reunion and in the former, the reunion with one’s inner self.
It is all about being…and what we are being—whether we are beings of external conditioning that causes the external conditions to affect us. Or by being beings of spontaneity … whereby we affect the conditions by conditioning it to resonate with our inner conditioning, spontaneously.
We are thus warmed by the warmth of the reunion, instead of being scorched by the heat.
May 1, 2012