I like to think of mindfulness as choice. Each moment, each here-and-now is full of possibilities and potentials. When you become fully present in the now, you can sense the fullness of these possible creations.
Between you and me, mindfulness is a fancy name for focus, and focus is choosing what you give your attention to. Choosing is creating because when you give your attention to something, it grows in your awareness and experience.
One of the questions I get the most from my clients is—Am I on my spiritual path? So, right off, let me say, YES! You cannot get off your path. You cannot stray from your path. You cannot make a wrong turn or even stall out because your path is constantly creating itself as you make your next move. It moves and morphs and changes as you do.
I’ve got good news for you.
I woke up early this morning from a dream hot, sweaty, and tangled in my bedsheets.
I laid there in the dark getting my bearings and realized I’d been wrestling with the sheets in my sleep, and it dawned on me that too often, I wrestle with the bedsheets in my waking life too.
I wrestle with problems and decisions, worrisome thoughts and pesky annoyances, to-do-lists and responsibilities, and most of all…drum roll please—what do I want to do next.
Do you know how important you are to Spirit? You’re so valuable to Spirit that without you, Spirit would be incomplete. And, without the loving gaze of Spirit upon you at all times, you would cease to exist. Because of the intensity of this dynamic, your relationship with Spirit is the most important relationship in your life. It’s that simple.
Spirit is in this moment is loving you, and anytime you are not feeling your best,
Is all the spiritual talk about living in your truth, following your integrity, being authentic, and transparent confusing you? Does it feel like another thing that you have to get right when in reality, you’re just trying to get through the day without losing your shit?
I get it. This well-meaning advice can make your head spin. Even worse, it can make you give up on your spiritual journey because it feels too hard to figure out the “right way.”
It’s time to give yourself a break because Spirit is not demanding some lofty standard from you or judging how you’re doing.
You. Me. Every bird. Tree in the forest. Concrete overpass. Shiny star in the night sky. It’s all the same thing—God Stuff. There is only one Source of the magnificent Isness that everything is made of.
God forming into individualness and then reforming back into oneness, and reforming again into individualness is the cycle that goes on and on.
Imagine this process as God breathing in and out. Breathing into oneness and out again to individuals.
Your version of spirituality doesn’t have to look like my version. You have the freedom to connect, commune, and enjoy your Soul in any way you choose.
This may look like meditation, yoga, baying at the moon, painting a mural, dancing in the street, banging on the drums, shooting hoops, cooking, walking in nature, and much more. The options are endless.
You’ll know how you like to flow, express, and be in harmony with your Soul by the way it feels.
Humans love to remember the past and dream about the future, but the only time that truly exists is the Here and Now. This beautiful present moment is where all possibilities live at once.
When you tap into the fullness of present moment awareness, you can access anything you want to know, be, do, or have. Everything is here waiting for you to recognize that it already exists.
From The Little Book of Big Knowing by Michele Sammons
It’s easy to live life on auto-pilot. Not really paying attention. Phoning it in.
But only by being fully conscious in the present moment of your thoughts, choices, desires, state of being, and actions can you genuinely know who you are.
Being self-conscious is being self-aware. Self-awareness is an inner listening of the Soul.
Listen intently, my friend. Listen consciously.
From The Little Book of Big Knowing by Michele.