Start the day fresh by asking yourself the question: “ What if everything I believe in is wrong?” Play around with the question. Try to be creative and imaginative. Look for evidence to support new propositions, new ideas. Then, when you next meet people who throw up opposing points of view to your own continue in the new practice.
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
Some may consider us hard wired to thinking; a practice we habitually undertake in dealing with the world around us – an essential prerequisite to personal functioning. But are we addicted to this process? I ask this question simply because compulsive, habitual thinking can drain us of vital energy. It’s a repetitive practice that tends divert us from adopting other approaches. Break free from its influence and seek the soft focused awareness that stems from deep relaxation and meditation. A new world is awaiting your presence.
The true resting place of the mind should be in the breath.
The deeper we go into contemplation the more we recognize and ‘ feel ‘ the abundant gifts that surround us, that inform our lives for the better. And when this happens we cannot help but fall into prayer in thankfulness and gratitude.
We do not know the outer limits of our potential and the imperative is to explore this before it is too late.
There is something great in ALL of us.
We shouldn’t go after the ‘ knowing thing ‘ but a ‘ feeling thing, ‘ this is the real experience.
Often when we achieve something exciting or extraordinary in our lives it has involved taking risks, pushing ourselves in uncomfortable ways, scary at times, sometimes frightening but we do it nevertheless because that’s what we have to do, that’s what we are made of, that’s our journey – there is no other way.
By seeking refuge in stillness and silence we open up the possibility of entering a contemplative mind frame that can reveal essential truths to inform and sustain our lives.
Pursue a practice of mindfulness and increase the aperture of awareness thus making your world that more significant and meaningful.
You’re never too old to make changes in your life that will lead to more growth. In fact you could say the older you get the more potential growth there is available to cultivate because you can draw upon so much life experience to make the right judgements.
Treat life as a life-long journey into adventure. Be daring and bold and you will reap rich rewards.
Live with passion, full of fire for the life you have been given, anything less is a disservice to you and those around you.
A life of under commitment, under achievement is a wasted life so be careful.