There is a mystery to life, an unfolding that we cannot always predict or control. Pay attention to the winds of life and how they influence your experiences. Consider both ends of the spectrum including pleasure and pain, gain and loss, praise and blame. Bring mindful awareness to the moment along with curiosity, observing physical sensations, inner dialogues, energy levels and emotional states. Allow your true self to come to the surface and mindfully choose what is most important for you. Perhaps it is a compulsion to ease suffering and injustice in the world. Perhaps it is releasing pleasure that leads to grasping tension and losing connection with true self. Treasure your precious life in the moment and develop innate talents from deep within.
Harmony is one of the most satisfying experiences in life! We can create harmony for ourselves as well as the world around us. Harmony is congruent with the natural flow of life, thereby easing challenges and discomforts that often spontaneously arise when we least expect it.
Create harmony in mind, body and emotions by becoming a scientist in your life! Curiously explore what is happening in your mind! Notice the clutter, noise and tension and then drop into stillness. Attune your mind with your true nature by bringing attention to what you feel in the moment. Do you feel hungry, tired, a desire for social interactions or time alone? Flow with your needs in the moment and you will discover harmony is your new reality!
Know what your inner desires are. We all have a personal mission in life, something that speaks deeply to our being. Take time to meditate and reflect on what is most important to you and how you can commit to manifesting this into your reality. For instance, if you desire more peace and harmony in your relationships, you may choose to honour self and others with mutual respect. If others do not align with this desire, accept what is present and release that which does not serve you anymore. Live fully in the moment with great awareness of what supports deep desires within and a soothing sense of balance in your life!
Balance is attained when we are able to live mindfully in the moment and include our inner knowing in all the choices we make. Our gut instincts and sensory perceptions are always authentic and need to be respected. Shift old patterns of limited thinking that no longer serve you well and step into an open and creative mind, choosing better moment by moment!
Balance requires an open mind and neutral observation. Observe state of mind and body in the moment. Are they in unison? If not, notice what is present without judgement or interpretation. Engage all of your senses and listen, smell, taste and feel what is within. Take a deep breath and focus on realigning with heart, returning to a natural state of peace and harmony.
Balance requires alignment between mind and body. Whenever vigilance prevails, we may experience a disconnect with our body and sensory perceptions. The moment you notice your mind out of synch with your body, stop what you are doing and say “Oops!” in a joyful way! Doing this can be the fun wake-up call and turning point for positive change. In that moment, you can return to a healthy sense of balance, acknowledging your physical sensations and choosing wisely with an open heart and light!
Consider ‘goodness’. What is it? Notice what sensations arise in your physical being without engaging in any mental activities, thoughts, memories or stories. Maintain 100% focus on the present moment and what is physically happening within. As you do this, allow your mind to become more and more open, to become vast and limitless like a clear blue sky, and then allow yourself to become one with the sky. Feel yourself ever expanding out to the cosmos and beyond. Revere in this expanded state you’ve created for yourself. Feel the spacious peace within you.
Congratulations! You have expanded your mind!
Open your mind further by asking self “What is anger?” With no words, memories, thoughts, interpretations or expectations, observe what arises within. You may discover tension in your body or a knot in your stomach. Be fully present and simply accept whatever comes up for you. Breathe out the tension with each out breath. Maintain focus on your breath as the physical sensations fall away. Then raise your left hand and hold it over your heart. Breathe in love and feel whatever arises with each in-breath. Continue to observe your experience moment by moment without any mental activities.
Consider love. What is love? With an open mind, allow whatever sensations to arise without language, memories, interpretations or expectations. Fall into your experience. Float in the sensory feelings alone and then while maintaining an idle mind, treat yourself to something you love! Whether it be a walk in nature, a warm bath, delicious dessert, or connecting with an endearing friend, expand your mind moment by moment staying fully present and aware!
Expand your mind further by asking yourself “What is joy?”. Without words, memories, thinking, interpreting or expectations, feel what arises within. Observe the sensations that surface in your body. Whatever comes forth, allow it to be and stay focused on an open neutral mind. You will discover after doing this that your perception of joy will expand exponentially!!!