Letting go of the past year, doesn’t happen at the stroke on midnight on December 31st! As we reflect back on the year before, and move forward into 2019, take time to pause and be mindful of the moment you are in.
When we can pause in the present moment, we allow a clearing away of the past, and the space to create for the future.
“We’re lost in complexity. Looking for space in our life fills up the space of our life. It exhausts us and makes us feel more and more frantic and takes us further from help. Let the spaciousness of life find us. It is always there, which is precisely where we are. Relax. Help is very near.”
~ Steven Harrison Taken from The Shimmering World – Living Meditation
Let go of complexity and seeking.
Allow spaciousness to find you.
It is here, in this moment.
Help is always near.
We can access it if we relax.
When we find our Middle Ground, we touch the life energy within us all.
“We must live in the now to follow the path to enlightenment. In the lower realms of the mind, where time and space seem very real, we are worried about the past and the future. These two intermingle and limit conscious awareness.
A person functioning in the now is in control of his own mind. He is naturally happier, more successful. He is performing every task with his fullest attention, and the rewards are to be seen equally in the quality of his work and the radiance of his face. He cannot be bored with anything he does, however simple or mundane. Everything i interesting challenging, fulfilling. A person living fully in the now is a content person.”
~ Satguru Sivaya Subramaniyaswami
May we all let go of attachment to the past or to a particular future. Our thoughts move from one to the other and prevents us from being fully present.
I am filled with quiet
joy for no reason save
the fact that I’m alive.
the message I receive
is clear – there’s no time
to lose from loving, no
place but here to offer
kindness, no day but this
to be my true, unfettered
self and pass the flame
from heart to heart. This
is the only moment that
exists – so simple, so
exquisite, and so real.
~ Danna Faulds
Let these words settle deep within and nourish you today.
“Your inner journey only has one step: the step you are taking right now.
As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination.
This one step then becomes transformed into an expression of perfection, an act of great beauty and quality. It will have taken you into Being, and the light of Being will shine through it. This is both the purpose and the fulfillment of your inner journey, the journey into yourself.”
– Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
I needed this reminder today.
May we all step into the beauty that is in each moment of awareness.
When we are mindful of the present moment and simply allow it to be, we open a door to our natural state of being – accepting, loving, peaceful, kind and content. Most of us are so distracted and moving so fast that we get caught up in the world of “doing” or worrying about what we should be doing next.
Too much doing and thinking disconnects us from our sense of “being”and who we really are.
I write about finding this place of connection, contentment and peace in the highs and lows of life. I call it our Middle Ground.