Last December I began. There was pain. There was anger and resentment too, but for once in my life it felt useful. I didn’t have to understand these feelings to burn them up. I’ve done my time in therapy. I threw worn out thoughts into the meditation furnace, and used them to catapult me forward. I had had enough.
This now six month guided stint turned me into an observer of human consciousness. What??? It means we can sink into our heart instantly, hook into real reality, and feel at peace in the middle of a pandemic, hate, riots, prejudice, fear, politics, blame, economic failure and ego.
Peace in the middle of HELL? I thought only celibate Monks who meditated all day could get to that place.
I found the silent, non thinking “knowing” that exists within all of us. We have access to it any time, any...
I'm obsessed with dime stores these days. It's the pirate in me - I love looking for treasure. I was debating over a snazzy koi pond dish when out of the corner of my eye, I saw a dear old friend. Do you remember Stephen R. Covey, the guy who wrote "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"? That book was all the buzz when I worked in corporate 20 years ago. I was young and wanted desperately to "get" what he was talking about, and finally here was my chance. I grabbed the cd set off the shelf and held it to my heart. I found my gold.
Chalk full of awesomeness, one of the frameworks he was very popular for, and still is, is the concept of sorting out and understanding our priorities. Check it out.
Draft out four boxes:
One box has Important/Urgent and includes: Crisis, deadlines, immediate attention items and problems.
The second box is called...
Stress is popular. It has been trained into us since we were crying for our binky. It makes us feel important and purposeful. Most of us are addicted to the chemistry effects in our bodies, so we ignore the compounding effect it has on our life. Here are a few reminders on how to get a hold of it, so you can think clearly and plan that vacation.