Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daily Contemplation

“How is this even freakin possible?” the voice inside my head moaned as I faced a challenge of one more issue. “I’ve already done this……I have already dealt with this issue years ago.”  Sound familiar?
I had already “been there, done that.”  No more lessons, thank you very much.   You too?
I know none of us want to hear this, but your issues are about YOU. Your daily job is about your awareness. And once you understand that nothing that happens in your life is separate from you – then you master success in many areas.....and can no longer blame anyone else for your difficulties.   This true for us collectively as people and as a nation.  
This is not about striving for perpetual meditative bliss. This is about living from a place of power and the willingness to listen to the on-going guidance it brings.  And when that 'old' familiar emotional button gets triggered acknowledge it too without letting it take hold of you or giving it any power or assigning it any meaning.  It just is......
Oprah says that your life is always speaking to you.
Are  you listening?
I’d go a step further. I’d tell you that even before the externals of your life speaks to you, your inner self speaks to you.
Listening to these signals is critical to your everyday happiness. Some call it intuition. Some call it “gut instinct.” Either way, you must pay attention.
If you don't, not only are you ignoring your intuition which is your guidance system, but when you ignore it long enough over a long period of time it can manifest into physical symptoms that might send you to the doctor.   Why not listen first?  
Awareness of the present moment.   We thrive in the present moment.  It’s the only real thing there is.  It’s where all your answers reside and our listening abilities increase.  And one great side benefit for me is better memory.   Who doesn't need that these days?   
Spend regular time unplugged. Practice just being. Especilly during those times when you get emotionally triggered.   Just stay with it without taking any outside action and watch it transform.   It will I promise.  This is not just for yogis.   It’s for ALL of us.