The function of the intellect consists in leading the mind to a higher field of consciousness by proposing all sorts of questions which are beyond itself. The mystery is solved by living it, by seeing into its working, by actually experiencing the significance of life. D. T. Suzuki
Dayton Ph.D., Tian. Daily Affirmations for Forgiving and Moving On (Powerful Inspiration for Personal Change) (p. 192).
Consciously living consciously is all about being awake, being mindful of your every action, observed by you and others…
Taking the time to slow down and look inward, to take care of yourself through a regular meditation practice unleashes a cascade of benefits on the mind and body.
THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks
Suffering occurs because we hold this one thought says Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, is a counsellor, writer and master teacher of meditation and Kundalini Yoga.
He is the author of: The 21 stages of Meditation, Breathwalk, and The Mind (co-authored with Yogi Bhajan). And has produced numerous manuals and texts for the application of meditation techniques to communication, lifestyle, vitality, stress, and relationships.
He believes this: “My mind should control your mind.” We feel entitled; we believe that what we want is what everyone must want. We are essentially egocentric and self-centered. And thus begins the whole history of pain and trouble.
Instead, consider this guideline from Yogi Bhajan: “Then what should I wish? One, I should wish my mind should help your mind to recognize that you have a mind. Second, your mind must serve you, as my mind serves me. Third, your mind should become your friend and your assistant and not your master as my mind is my servant and my assistant. What will that give me? That will give me a deep satisfaction that there is another individual alive, alike and beautiful, and that’s a very, very beautiful satisfaction, and it can go on and on, today, tomorrow, all the time.”
Go deeper: go beyond your edge of comfortability, go fearlessly into the unknown, to access and ease into a high level state of consciousness.
Be YOU: a primary foci of hypnotherapy is the induction process, hypnotic suggestions and metaphors.Hypnotherapy interventions are suggestive: in hypnotic induction is holding an intention that is succinct (five words or less), positive, and resonant.
The practice of hypnotherapy is meditative, it brings a heightened alertness, awareness and attention to each present thought. We come to sense each thought, and its arc is revealed. We can begin to anticipate our thoughts and feelings, and get to know their tendencies.
Being in flow is a state of conscious, complete relaxation. In tune with the the relational principles of accepting “what is”…. balanced with optimal wellbeing resources, and expanding the field to include many resources beyond the edge or goal.
I am a typical Leo who loves my “being alone time”…. Winding down from the day, in harmony with the setting sun…Sleep is the time I love the most – to sleep per chance to dream. When I sleep I do not know if I am alive or dead, in this life, the past, the present or the future.
Consciously connecting to my unconscious states of experiences the ancestral legacies of times gone by.
My body restores itself while I sleep. My first waking thought is how beautiful the morning sky is today, I love the gentleness of the morning-light shadow dancing across the bedroom walls.
Be well. Sleep well with soothing sounds.
Easing into the day can be even more gorgeous when listening to Snatam Kaur’s meditative mantra’s – Guru Ram Das.
There are many sacred devotional rituals dedicated to the remembrance of divine love. Dress your soul with love.
“That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.”
This gorgeous pink rose is from my garden…the fragrance is a heady blend of the moon, the stars, earth, wind and water.