Wise Up

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We claim to be smart, knowledgeable, clever, intelligent.

Yet intelligent people smoke, drink alcohol, consume foods that do not agree with their body, eat too much, and live in a way that brings no vitality or joy to their lives.

If we were truly intelligent we would be wise, listen to our body and make life about love.

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You Don’t Need

You don’t need anyone to complete you, you are already whole.

You don’t need anyone to fix you, you are not broken.

You don’t need anyone to recognise you, you already know yourself.

You don’t need anyone to love you, you are love.

You don’t need anyone to accept you completely …. when you completely accept yourself.

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Precious Moments

In the “busyness” of living, it’s easy to lose ourselves as well as precious moments. Learning to be fully present in the moment is a skill.

We’ve trained ourselves to always be thinking ahead, planning the next thing or move before we’ve completed the one we are actually doing.

How often do you get up and go from one thing to another thinking about the task rather than feeling your body and being with yourself and what you are doing in between?

Imagine your day consists of working at your computer, printing out documents which you then have to file. Imagine that the computer, printer and filing areas are all in different rooms.
You finish your document, click print, then walk to the printer room but while you are doing it you are thinking about all the filing you have to get done. You grab the documents as they print out, head to the filing room and put the files away but you do it thinking about the next document to print. And over and over it goes.
At no point are you with what you are doing. You are always on to the next thing, so much so that you don’t even consider that the walking from one room to another is part of your job or pay it any attention.

In this example, your body is living one situation while your brain is living another. Your physiology is being asked to do more than it needs to get the job done. It is like having lots of computer programs running all at once. It uses a lot of energy and quickly drains the battery life. How tiring and what a waste of energy.

Phew, I’m exhausted just reading it let alone living it!

Not living in the moment causes tiredness and stress. It’s no wonder so many people need to rely on caffeine and sugar to get through the day because they are running so many scenarios at once with the mind and the body doing different things instead of working together as a team.

Now imagine if you could be focused and present in all you did, from the way you sat in your chair, the way you typed on the keyboard, how you stood up, your feet on the floor and the movement of your body as you walked, the feel of the paper as you picked it up and filed it away, your breath, your thoughts and how you feel while you are working.

Could it be possible that a day spent living this way, with presence and awareness, would be less draining and more fulfilling? I’d say so. I know from personal experience that it does work because that is how I choose, to the best of my ability, to live during my day. I choose to live in the moment.

If you never live in the present what kind of life are you living?

Slow down, be with yourself, practice awareness and conscious presence.

Try standing up while feeling your body, feel your feet on the floor and whether you moved gently or not.
Try taking a few gentle breaths through your nose, feel your body and then deliberately move across the room feeling each time your foot makes contact with the ground.
Notice that moving in this way, focusing on exactly what you are doing right now, increases your awareness and quietens the mind.

It may seem strange and like a lot of effort at first, it did for me. But once you start to master it, it becomes natural and easy as you start to enjoy your body and the moment. You feel more energised and less drained as your body and mind work as one.

By paying closer attention, practicing conscious presence and being more aware of how you are, you can make conscious choices of how you spend your time. Focus on the task at hand. Learn to focus all your attention and energy on what you are doing right now and how you are doing it – whether that be your job, laundry, friends, turning on the tap, brushing your teeth or just walking.

Practice conscious presence until it becomes your natural way and reap the benefits of a quieter mind and a more energised body.

Who Knew Meditation Could Be So Simple

In this blog I share my experience of the Gentle Breath Mediation.

It is a simple technique that has been invaluable to me and the way that I live today.

The Truth about Serge Benhayon

by Dr Rachel Hall, Holistic Dentist, Kenmore, Brisbane

When I started on my path of personal development I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate meditation – after all, everyone else seemed to be doing it. All the self-help books raved about it, and it seemed you couldn’t connect to your higher self (whatever that was) without it. There was no doubt about it: if you wanted to be enlightened, meditation was the key.

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Slow Down

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It seems that life these days is more busy, hectic and frenetic. Jam packed full of things to do, people to see, emails to read, events to attend and somewhere in all that we have to fit in work, the kids, relationships and sleep.
Life seems to be all rush, rush, hurrying from one thing to another.
The year whizzes by faster and faster. No sooner has Easter begun before suddenly Christmas rolls around again.

Is time actually going faster or are we living in a way that makes it appear so?

Have we fallen for the need to be on the go, doing, achieving in the name of productivity, satisfaction, excitement and happiness?

Constantly feeling you don’t have enough time speeds up your body clock, increasing your heart rate and over stimulating your nervous system. This creates the illusion that you’re doing things faster when in reality it’s only you that has sped up.

Time dictates to you rather than you dictating to time.

Stop, pause, take a breath, reconnect, have a time out, take a moment. Let the body return to its natural rhythm. Slow down.

Do things with connection and presence. Live moment to moment and let each moment complete.

Give it a try and join the “slow life movement”.

Start to Love Again

Sometimes we get hurt by life, we think we get hurt by people and then hold them to ransom, keeping them at arm’s length until they prove worthy of our love.

We hold our love back, fearing being vulnerable, fearing rejection and not being loved in return.

What if we just love them anyway, risk getting hurt again and see what happens?

The more open and loving I am the less I get hurt and the more understanding of people I have.

How different would your life be if you let down your guard, let people see the real you and started to love again?

It’s About People

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If we want to be successful in life, we need to make life about people. Not money, systems, politics, personal agenda but people. We need to understand people and embrace them for who they are.

Inside we are all the same. We all have hopes and dreams. We all want happiness, security and most of all LOVE.

Every person you meet today is just like you. Every person is unique and amazing and deserves to be treated that way. Some may hide behind intelligence, emotions, hardness or coldness and appear difficult to reach but deep inside every person beats a heart of gold, bursting to connect and express love.

We are all capable of great love.

When you open yourself to people you open yourself to love.

When we make life about people; systems and policies serve the people, not only the company, politicians and money makers.

Life becomes about love. Love that commands honesty, respect and integrity and allows understanding, compassion and deep care for all.

If you embrace people, accept them as they are, see their enormous potential and show genuine interest people feel cared for and understood. People are drawn to you because they feel that you recognise them for who they are. Life becomes richer, more open and full of opportunity.

You can’t pretend to make life about people. You can’t pretend to be open, caring and loving. You need to live it.