Breathe and Sit in Awareness of the Beauty Within………
Breathe and Sit in Awareness of the Beauty Within………
When I stood outside the door of the church of Saint Paul’s Richmond,November 1998 after coming back from Saudi Arabia, I knew within the depths of my soul I was ready and willing to put aside all my worldly egoistic selfish habituated lifestyle of all sorts in order to open my mind and heart to learn the ways of healing,new life and new birth, to anything that might help me end suffering.Although,I did not know what or how am I to proceed along this new path…..the main thing was taking the first step to be humbled and with the sincerity and right intention of surrendering to the unknown with courage! Then began the listening to the ‘inner call’ in sitting quietly in the empty church.At first I did not know what I was truly doing but it seemed so peaceful and sacred…..On a daily basis without fail,I was there in the empty church sitting with my heart full of pain and suffering that I was becoming more fully aware of. What was I searching for,what was I asking for,what did I find by sitting quietly?………………………………I found Myself and all the treasures Within.I try to be of help and wish to share those gems through my book. https://www.celestehoedenauthor.com
Being alone,the significance of taking time to quiet ourselves,time to reflect,renew and make changes…to not be afraid of witnessing our inner selves.We can start this moment by doing however little where we are……we can strive to make time in the later part of the night when all are asleep or getting up early on in the morning or any ‘down/break’ time during the day to sit and reflect/breathe in and out/learn to meditate/pray/say mantras,visualize (all in the knowing to end unnecessary sufferings and finding peace of mind) a few minutes, no need to be hard on ourselves….always flexible and easy to simply be.By starting out this way, we can learn to be aware and find some comfort to retreat to in difficult moments.Whatever we may be doing,we can practice the awareness of bringing gentleness and kindness towards ourselves and to others…..remembering to always be flexible with ourselves is a factor so we wont ‘break’when things don’t go as we expect or that we don’t expect too much of ourselves and others…………
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What is our spiritual agenda for the day?for now?apart from having a little fun, and carrying out duties,work,chores and other mundane activities.
Could it be the practice of being kind in the face of unkindness?
Could it be making an assertive effort in spending a few minutes time alone to self-reflect,to listen to the heart,to touch the heart?,to rest the mind(learning to meditate)?
Could it be allowing the self to be Present/Aware of intentions,thoughts,actions,reactions,speech/words.
Could it be feeling of gratitude to someone(a stranger,an enemy)to life itself, to a situation,perhaps offering a good deed in thankfulness not only to whomever that made you feel good but reaching out into the unknown to witness that True Self of charity coming from within.
And it could be more noble agendas that the creative heart wants to be opened up to,not only in giving,but in being not afraid to receive goodness from others(without having any motive to mistrust,without further expectations,or misunderstandings or being doubtful about).
Worldly distractions provide a platform to forget the True Self.
Spiritual endeavours,provide the connection of remembrance of our True self.
No matter how much we feel knotted up,confused, angered,aggravated,frustrated or anxious about what we go through either during this critical time of world crisis or of our own personal disturbing/nagging drama/s in life……..when we find time to sit in silence,we might hear the lovely chimes of bells peal within and we can remember that our True nature is Love,Kindness,Compassion,Wisdom,Joyful endeavours and Charity.Then perhaps,we not only hear them,but we can joyfully arise to act on them,thus finding Peace!
The world in quietude,suffering,finally realizing its Oneness!No one is different from another, no one is superior or inferior,richer or poorer,smarter or poor of intellect,living in the slums or in a palatial abode,holy or ‘sinner’,black or white.No matter the country, the race or religion or gender or personal situation………….the world is in a state of spiritual retreat…….a subtle,unrecognized,unknowing confinement of being ‘forced’globally into a spiritual time of living.What we are truly experiencing is a time where we on a global scale slowly recognize that we are ONE as a human species.
We cannot go out and be outdoors as we like to,to be or visit with people we enjoy time with,to be free to participate openly in usual fun,pleasurable and exciting ventures,to work and be kept occupied,busy and to enjoy all various activities that gave us a sense of being alive.
This is a time, a grace-filled,blessed period that we can utilize wisely and allow suffering to bring us back into,within ourselves,into our true nature.Instead of being bored and feeling redundant,we can use the time for reflections,contemplation,listening to comforting soulful talks,meditations,prayerful endeavours and allowing greater/sublime inspirations and creativity to come forth from this so called ‘lockdown’ spiritual crisis……..the possibility of transformations into kindness,respect,understanding,charity, humility,loving awareness and the fearless compassion to do more…………..