The first question to ask yourself when you wish to progress practising awareness is perhaps this: “what do I want to create?”…
Each moment presents the opportunity to be mindful. Each breath helps us be balanced, and engaged in trusting the process, open to exploring choices and actions.
If my focus is about negative things, this blocks me from experiencing the abundance of unconditional love.
The main function of the mind is to dream. The projection of the mind is a walking dream (this is a premise in the book).
The present is a constant moment that moves with you. I am the sum total of every choice I’ve ever made – nothing happens by mistake but by intention…
Many years ago, when I heard about the “Four Agreements” I . I was looking for pathways to love, happiness, and optimal wellness.
The Four Agreements is about ancient and modern teachings in the art of self mastery.
1.Be impeccable with your word. Your word is your power of creation..we trust one another when we are listening to the truth, the absence of needing to be right, people pleasing, or self justification…in essence each word echos individual accountability, authenticity, and autonomy…
2. Don”t take anything personally. When we are asleep we do not know if we are alive or dead…when we are awake, our reality is filtered through the veil of illusion…nothing appears as it is to us, to another
….illusion give shape and form to images we see, but these images exist only in our minds…not taking anything personally is true personal freedom from having to take on another’s story about you…it is not your story…all humans filter life via their version of ‘illusion…”
3. Don”t make assumptions…that we are subject to information overload every waking hour of the day, being talked by the television, a disconnected voice telling us to eat this, wear that, go there, drive this, change that succeeds in manipulating the unconscious into feeling less than…not good enough..
Comparisons create unhappiness: the grass is green on the inside… if I were thinner, richer, younger, smarter etc.. countless agreements we make with ourselves that when we are thinner, richer etc then….we will be loved and happy…it a hard-wired assumption……
4. Always do your best…I continue to learn new skills through repetition and practice…often on a moment to moment basis. Life is a continuum of change… our personal best is also changing, because doing our best depends on so many variables…tired, angry, lonely, hungry…happy, sad, glad… but by doing my best, I become more aware of wanting to have an effortlessly authentic intention…to disrupt negative critical overthinking causing me take things personally, thus making assumptions….
And so it goes. Change is possible, compassion is an act of love, self love is grounded in integrity, acceptance and unconditional positive self regard, life at its best, is doing your best I have the courage to change….do you?
Trust the process. Risk being vulnerable. Share your success.
Now… I am learning about the 5th Agreement:
5. Be sceptical but learn to listen…
I am adjusting my worldview through the lens of reality, of truth, without words….seeing everthing exactly as it is…
There is saying in NLP: the map is not the territory…the influences of who I am, British and Scottish DNA a nrrative contextualised by the countries, and cultures I have lived in hava all collectively dressed my soul, adorned it with agreements I have made with myself, abut me and about you.. countless agreements based upon a maturing, process: my parents, siblings, friends, teachers and everybody else around me….
Every detail, significant and the notso signifcant events are filed away in the vast echo chamber of the unconscious…. my childhood symbolised an agreement about myself belief system…
I am open to learning everything there is about me in relation to the 5th Agreeement…
To be continued…
Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like somebody suddenly born into color.
Do it now.
You’re covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side.
and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.
Your old life was a frantic running
The speechless full moon
comes out now.
– Jelaluddin Rumi