Do you practice living in the moment? Have you found that the past issues, present or future concerns don’t live there? Want to try? Focus on your breathing, not guiding it, simply being aware. Don’t call in any concerns, even if something just occurred. Choose to stay in that instant, and the next instant, and on, and notice that it just is. There is no agenda. By being in each fresh and clean moment, now, that occurrence will have less drama, and you can remember that everything has solutions.
Have you ever noticed that when stressed, or pressed for time, mistakes start happening because the mindful focus turned into crazy angst? Which turned into one little error after another, only causing more angst, and more time needed to deal with what has been labeled as bad.
Breathe. Know that we are observers. Of our thoughts and the actions that occur. I usually paint a picture for those coming to me for consultation, to imagine what a hurricane looks like on the weather channel, and remember there is always the eye in the center of the storm. The calm in the center. Our center is calm until it is personally stirred up by labels, perceptions, etc. Observe from there.
From our soul center in the quiet is a gift which is always present. The peace to listen and hear compassion, truth, love and calm assurance. Rather than put up arms and fight an issue, we can listen to the issue speaking to us, the fair and equitable two sides, and hear another point of view with compassion. To right a perceived wrong doesn’t mean be mean. To make a decision doesn’t always mean get all the goodies for one’s self.
The shift in consciousness is happening. Instead of being fed right and wrong, attack first or get attacked, we are hearing from countlesss sources to listen within for what is fair and compassionate. We are practicing ‘the way’ and noticing clearly that our inner and outer lives are better for it.
We are mirrors and what we reflect outward from within, shows the way for one looking at his or her image in regard to yours, to want that peaceful beingness for themselves. What we see going on in the world around us is a grander view of what our personal and collective conscious energy is generating.
Being quietly open to hearing solutions enables seeing them. Fading are the days of expecting what we perceive as bad, to be the norm of the world, whether your world, or the great big world.
So sit quietly still for a moment or more. No matter if there is noise around you. Notice your breath. Acknowledge that in this moment there is only now, not past, not future. And it is good. And I feel peace.
Love from Rachel Star of Sedona