Discomfort is your doorway into present moment awareness
Read all the steps below first then set your timer to 3 minutes and be ready to press start (choose a gentle alarm!)
Get ready on the count of 3 to completely relax and remaining absolutely still, noticing your normal breathing
don’t be concerned if yout mind is racing – let it, just choose to focus on your steady breath for now
When you are ready, press start. Regardless of what your mind has told you about the cause of your discomfort or is telling you now, dedicate the next three minutes to allowing yourself to experience any sensations of discomfort as they arise; allow your focus to zoom in on the most predominant sensation and just rest on it. Refocus as many times as necessary.
What does it mean
‘to be’, ‘to be love’, ‘to be yourself?’
Or what does it mean
‘To follow your heart’?
‘To know your heart’?
Can you ever know your heart – in your head?
You know when your heart whispers –
That’s when the head resists!
What does it ‘mean’ to
Can you ever ‘know yourself’ – In your head?
Perhaps our heart knows more Than our head
Perhaps our heart is saying,
‘Know your experience’ or better still, Experience your experience?
Whenever there is negativity in you, if you can be aware at that moment that there is something in you that takes pleasure in it or believes it has a purpose, you are becoming aware of the ego directly. The moment this happens, your identity has shifted from ego to awareness. This means the ego is shrinking and awareness is growing.
There is a saying – “if you can’t think of anything nice to say about someone, then don’t say anything at all”. I wonder if there is some truth in that. All negativity can be traced back to the ego but how do you protect yourself from being taken advantage of? When someone is ‘out to destroy you’, is that often a construct of your own mind, a delusion? What about when you are the victim of crime or torture or you are the target of injustice at work or by the state? How do you deal with that? It’s all about context. Am I just being right or am I being like Mandela, standing in truth AND reconciliation? Let’s be real my friends but starting from a place of peace and stillness of the heart – not from the righteous indignation of the ego – we will know the difference.
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