One Easy Tool to Help You be Mindful and Positive
I’m honored and humbled to share my essay, recently published on www.InspireMeToday.com:
Time is an illusion. The past is not real, only a memory. So, too, the future… merely speculation. The only time that’s real is NOW. That’s why the only time I’m truly able to connect to Higher Intelligence (Higher Self, Tao, God, Universe, whatever you call It) is NOW. I need that connection, that guidance, in order to live life to the fullest… in order to achieve my dreams.
When I know what I want in life, the Universe (or the conscious totality of everything that exists)… continuously reveals the path to my dreams. Why? Because I’m here to experience Life from my unique perspective on behalf of the Universe. Why? Because the Universe is inclined to expand, and my experience causes expansion… or growth of consciousness.
As long as I don’t botch things up with worry and doubt, everything that comes my way is another sign post guiding me to my goal. If you’ve discovered your Life’s Mission, focus only on that. If not, surrender… the Universe will whisper back your own forgotten ideals. Guidance comes in the form of intuition, a feeling, sometimes a voice in my head. But I can’t hear this voice if my mind is busy analyzing scenario after scenario… what ifs… fears. Let them go. How?
- Simply STOP THINKING about those things.
- Follow the guidance that comes from living in the NOW.
- Develop a sense of invincible Faith, that no matter what comes your way—as unrelated as it may sometimes seem—it is another stepping stone toward realizing your dreams.
- Accept everything. Resist nothing.
- Realize you have the choice to be joyous or fearful.
Here’s a simple, but powerful tool… put a smile on your face. Inhale to the count of three. Keep smiling! Exhale to the count of five. Whenever you find your mind drifting into negative territory (i.e. focusing on the problem instead of the solution; fear instead of love), do this exercise three times in a row. You will restore your sense of well-being, and be back in the moment. Do this as often as necessary throughout the day.
We live in a deeply interconnected Universe. Everything orbits around and around—stars, planets, blood cells, atoms… the thoughts broadcasting from my head and heart. The vibrational frequency I send out is the same frequency that comes back to me. Send out good vibrations! Make it habit.
Stay feeling good, and in the moment as much as possible. Stop judging what’s good or bad; allow your wholeness. Like weeding a garden, work on uprooting repressed negative beliefs and emotions. Find something to be grateful for (and if you look, you’ll find an endless supply), and be joyous for your good fortune. Even if you think the world is falling apart around you, there is still always something to be grateful for. Let go of fear and illusion. Embrace the Divine Now. Live it. Trust it. Share your good vibrations with ALL, and you will fulfill your maximum potential.