"We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention continuously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie-making. Our very Presence then becomes our identity, rather than our thoughts and emotions"
How is the new year treating you? Could you take some time during the year end holidays to listen within you? What's your mind state like?
Yesterday I went to my favorite place Kamakura to recharge my batteries and to clear my mind. Lately a lot of mind chatter is happening and my emotions got easily triggered by a past event, that I cannot change but reminders are shown in the new year which lead me back to those emotions and thoughts. I did make peace with that part and accepted the situation because there was nothing to resolve, but still I am getting triggered.
My mind chatter is very strong and I am having strong reactions with tears about it. I am reading this book from Eckhart Tolle and it was a great reminder to focus on the present rather than the past or future.
So yesterday when I got triggered by my thoughts I have decided to focus on my present state of being, a stillness in me, focusing on what's around me, seeing beauty and appreciate where I was in the moment. It shifted my perspective from that sad event and I felt more empowered to make a choice of what I rather want to feel and put my attention to.
I breathed a bit slower than usual and listen to my inner voice located in my heart, which is very quit because the mind wanted to run the show. The whispers of my heart gave me a message and I felt more at peace and at acceptance of what is. I cannot change what has happened but I can be in the moment feeling what wants to emerge.
It's like planting a seed, you may not see the results right away, but the idea is growing in the soil when you water it and take care of your being, it starts to grow and flourish when it's ready.
My seed was planted yesterday, I totally feel changed from a past events mysery to hope.
No need to rush, breathe, listen and see what wants to emerge in being present without the mind chatter.
Being in that conscious present state I did automatic writing too yesterday, let words come to me that describe the year 2023 for me. It was magical and I got great inner guidance by listening within. I can only recommend it, don't force yourself, engage first in a calm peaceful energy and let the words come to you, without overthinking, and once the words don't come easy, just stop. Be the flow.
Presence can give great inner peace and you are able to listen what you need to hear, the whispers of life. Give it a try and let me know how it went.
With love & light,