Self-awareness can be an adventure into the flowering of our nature and future potential.
We begin with a simple choice.
We can beat ourselves up and judge ourselves or we can stop.
Catch ourselves and stop.
Take a breath.
Pause and begin again.
Ask: Can I let go of disapproving or judging myself?
Can I compassionately love and approve of myself?
Just for one breath.
Witness you have a choice.
Judgement = Disapproval.
Witness = Compassionately approving and loving yourself.
Which do you choose?
The poet Kabir writes,
“Don’t go outside your house to see the flowers.
My friend, don’t bother with the excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
One flower has a thousand petals.
That will do for a place to sit.
Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
inside the body and out of it,
before gardens and after gardens.”
When we pay attention on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement, what’s possible?
We set ourselves free. One moment. One breath at a time.
We awaken to the simplicity of moment to moment awareness.
The point of our practice is to gain who we are when we release the thinking fearing, Judging Mind, and surrender to the Witness, the Observer that is Awareness it’s self.
For practice: Set aside an hour of quiet time to go within.
Sit back and listen to the guided meditation. Or listen and journal.
The place of peace in always there. Always within.
The choice is to compassionately, with great love and approval, go within.
Thank you for sharing your practice with me,
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