To complete the “what I know for sure” series I am starting today on a slightly different note. The last two posts here and here have lead us to this significant point: the concept that life is a journey….and that this very journey is the destination. There is no future focal point. This, right now, here, is it.
You and I, we are evolving every single day. In every moment, every decision, every thought. We fuck up. Sometimes big. Sometimes small. And that’s ok.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. That is all.” – Oscar Wilde
And then there are some things that you and and I, we just know for sure. Even if only subconsciously at this moment. They are the simple life philosophies that makes life better, sweeter and worthwhile.
STILLNESS: At the centre of every single human being is a deep expansive well of stillness. It is our ethereal connection to all that is. Within this stillness lies our inner peace and wisdom. We all have access to this part of ourselves. We just have to remember to connect to it. And there are many ways to do so. Figure out what works for you.
Stay connected with your inner source. This brings peace, contentment and unwavering stability. Things don’t matter as much and life can flow cause your not getting all involved and in its face.
Move your attention from your thoughts to your body … to the sweet spot in your centre…from thinking to feeling….
SPACE: From the stillness comes a new-found sense of space. A gentle, warm and luxuriant buffer zone between the purest part of ourselves and out thoughts, experiences and mental bedlam. When we sit within our stillness the space appears and expands…… and then fills with joy and love.
LOVE: This is the best word used to describe the sensation we have when experiencing our own awareness and life-force or energy. Eckhart Tolle calls it “being the observer”. When we are connected we become receptive of what BEING FEELS like…. It feels like love. Like being IN LOVE. But not with someone or something. This sensation fills you up and then overflows into forgiveness and compassion for yourself and others.
Forgiveness allows all hurts and wounds to heal. You don’t need to be carrying that stuff with you any longer.
“You aren’t given the people that you want, you are given the people that you need. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you the person you were meant to be.“ – Unknown
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman
ACCEPTANCE: Being fully present leaves little room for latent thoughts to permeate, meaning all you have is acceptance of what is, right now. Acceptance arrives in the form of non-resistance. Embracing life however it shows up for you in this very moment is powerfully relieving. It’s the trust that life will always work out the best for you and releasing the need to make things happen. No forcing, pushing or pulling. Just allowing.
It means letting go of concepts such as judging things, people or situations to be good or bad. The contrasts that we experience in life simply give it flavour and colour and allow us to discern our preferences in life.
Acceptance also means recognising that everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t understand it yet.
You don’t have to know everything. Get comfortable with uncertainty….it’s a very safe place to be.
“I don’t mind what happens.” – Krishnamurti
MINDFULNESS: Our thoughts and beliefs create our reality. Even though we can move our attention away from out chatter-box minds by connecting with stillness, we can’t stop thinking. So we might as well think thoughts that support us. Mindfulness means being aware of our thought patterns and changing them accordingly if they are out of line of what you really want in life.
“Outside of this moment I pretty much have no idea what might happen… I have some ideas, some plans perhaps but nothing is set in stone. I let life surprise me because I realise that it is so much wiser than my mind can ever be. All my mind can do is recreate what it already knows. If I give space to that what I don’t know, something amazing and magical will happen.” – Vienda Maria
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