How deep is your desire to evolve? Is you intention to evolve more important to you than anything else in the world? The Universe is always speaking to us…we must simply slow down and listen. There is a song that I love very much from Rickie Byars Beckwith, a stanza from it says “I am ready to listen now, I’ve heard your voice before, your way has been calling me. Now I’m willing to be so much more.”
What keeps us from listening? Perhaps we have a reservation about making a reservation to meditate. We are too stressed, busy or distracted for meditation. Meditation is the gateway to listening. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the heart is the doorway. It is through the heart that we listen to the soul, that we experience our soul, which is the biggest part of who we are. When we begin on a regular basis to tune out the external noise and tune into the internal calling of the HEART then we live a life of purpose, passion and peace. Living and loving from this unified space tends to net us pleasing results. When we are too much in the head it can feel like a dog chasing it’s tail. Confusion begets more confusion.
Next time you catch yourself trying to figure things out with the mind, consider that you are perhaps snagged in a vicious cycle of thoughts and mind chatter that is keeping you distracted from the answer your heart is trying to give you. Sink into your heart and let your inner wisdom be revealed to you. Practice presence in each and every moment, not only in meditation, prayer, fellowship, but also while doing the dishes, driving your car or interacting with others. Being fully present in everyday living allows you to hear the sweet whisperings of your heart and soul and puts you where all your power resides – in the now moment.
I invite you to practice being completely present for the next 24 hours. With every email, text you send out, every conversation you have and every work or pleasure activity you participate in engage fully. When you are present in the moment you are fully in your heart. Fear, doubt and worry dissipate and love, peace and your authentic self emerge. Give It A Try!
Affirm: Today I let my heart be my guide. I am present with all that I do and I let love take over all.