May I drop the tendency to believe that there is something wrong with this moment, and may I embrace reality as it is right now. Without judgment, criticism, or blame, may I see what needs to be done and do it, without attachment to results. May I wake up to the love that I am, and you are, and this world is. May my awakening awaken others. May I see the value in my life and live it fearlessly, in awareness of my true self, for the benefit of all beings.
When you woke up this morning, did you remember who you really are? Have you remembered yet today? If not, let me remind you, but first, S L O W L Y EXHALE ALL THE WAY, and then, S L O W L Y INHALE ALL THE WAY. There now, that’s better, isn’t it? ✨❤️✨ You are pure consciousness in a physical body standing on a tiny blue dot in the middle of infinite space. You are a single cell on that blue dot, a subatomic particle of the atom in which you live, and yet your consciousness is bigger than the universe. Can you open in awareness of this vastness? Can you feel out to the farthest reaches of space, can you sense into the urge to expand forever? Can you take on the awareness of a star, burning in your desire to express your light? Can you spin the way a planet spins, can you feel its mass, and can you sense the momentum it has attained in its embrace of the cosmic dance? And YOU, how about your embrace? You are the center of the universe, did you know that? You are, in this very second, entirely surrounded, held, seen, known, loved and cherished by the force that created you (and you can call it what you want!) You are sovereign in your center, holding the consciousness of the cosmos. Now that you’ve remembered that the entire universe is yours to command, what now will you do?
Dear Body, I love you. I’m sorry for taking you for granted. I know you’ve worked really hard to keep me alive all these years. I’m sorry for judging you as inadequate. I love you. I am so grateful for all of your sensations and the wonderful way all of your systems work together to maintain radiant health. I love how elegant you are, how nimble, how graceful. I love how you breathe, how you walk, how you climb and run and dance. I love how you rest. Dear Body, forgive me for all those times I didn’t understand and blamed you for my illness. I know you are doing the best you can. You are brave and noble and I’m glad you’re mine.
At what point does one feel ready to reinvent oneself? At what point do we become willing to release the pain imprinted in our DNA and write a new story for ourselves? If we identify with our pain we won’t be willing to let it go, because its leaving would signify our dying. But we need to die to be reborn to eternal life. If the self isn’t pain, what is the self? If the pain died away, if it dissolved into the nothingness from which all thoughts come, who would be there to witness what remains? Let me find that witness. I’m tired of all this surface stuff. I’m ready for a deep conversation.
There is no losing or winning, just staying asleep or waking up. Every time I breathe consciously, I wake up a little bit more. I have more available to me in this moment, more to feel, and see, and touch, more to embody, embrace and become. I let the breath move through me. When I feel a difficult feeling, I ventilate it, and let it pass through too. Sometimes I don’t react to the feeling, I just breathe it. And I remember it’s not about losing or winning, but staying asleep or waking up. I choose to awaken.
I’m just wondering when the day will come that not one shred of anxiety disturbs my peace, from the time I wake up in the morning, until the time I lay my head down at night. How do I cultivate unshakable peace? How can I remember to breathe slowly and deeply all throughout the day (and not just for the 30 minutes of morning meditation)? How do I take the meditation with me, so that I don’t just practice peace, but I become peace?