So things are finally beginning to change in your life. You are more aware. You are less reactive, and you keep your balance more consistently.This is good, right? This is what you wanted, right? Now what?
Now more than ever it is important to stay aware of what is happening within you. Recognize that your thinking is not all that important. It is mostly just useless chatter that keeps the ego engaged. So try this: Just look, just feel, and Just observe. Sit back without analyzing, without judging and processing everything that comes into your field of awareness. What does that feel like?
One technique for doing this non-doing is to move your awareness out of the front of your eyes and look at what you are doing with your peripheral vision. Then feel your arms, legs and feet, and then connect to your heart. A release breath should come spontaneously. Try it. It feels better right?
Taking this moment is no big deal. It’s simple and yet how often do we do it? Again feel what that feels like when you do that. What changes? Do things feel easier? Do they feel better? Is there less reactive energy happening? The ego loves the drama, the problems and the stress, but peace is so nice. Don’t you like the ease? Don’t you like the simplicity?
Do you really prefer the feelings of stress? What do you want to accomplish in your life? Do you want to accomplish a lot of stuff and get a lot done, or be at peace while you fulfill the things that you find important? It’s time to set your priorities. What’s more important, getting a lot of stuff done, or feeling connected? You can still do things, but try it from this more detached and open place. When you do this life feels worth living and more meaningful. So that’s my practice for today.