The heat will rise up from the road on a hot summer’s day. The plants in your garden will droop and drop away from the sun until later rehydrated in the cool of night. Pets seek shelter and humans will take to walking in the shade wherever possible. The commonality in this is you all adapt.
Within your innate nature you will look after yourself and protect yourself without even thinking about it. This is the beauty of nature: it will function automatically in order to preserve it’s survival and well-being.
Now let’s look at your thoughts. These may appear to you as “automatic” at times for they will have their patterns and predictability for many of you. How well do these patterns serve you? Are these thoughts adding to your sense of happiness? Your peace? Your heart?
In instances where they are not uplifting, and more notably dragging you down, it is time for rehydration. Like the flower that wilts on a hot day because external circumstances are experienced as harsh, your thoughts too can force you to shut down and protect yourself. Protect yourself from what though? These are your thoughts and they are nothing more than intangible “thoughts”.
Thoughts are not reality and when you are able to understand this you will experience liberation.
Flow will come into your life for you have created more space for the Divine to enter, for dreams to manifest and goals to come true.
Don’t allow those thoughts and overthinking to block you from the bliss of life that is rightfully yours. Breathe in the cool of the night, that is to say peace of mind, and bloom once more.
Your mind is your servant not the other way around.
In remembering this you can actually experience a thought, and if it fills you with anything less than optimism, fulfilment, or peace you can acknowledge it and let it go. Let it go as a child would a balloon. The thought can drift upwards and away from you.
To ground yourself, pay attention to your senses and what is actually occurring in the moment. Be aware of the weight of your feet connecting to the earth’s knowing core. This will always provide you with the stability needed in any given moment, whether walking, running or stationary.
The physical body was designed to house your spirit. It is the human challenge to know one’s soul or spirit and yet enjoy all the sensations that only a remarkably functioning physical body can experience.
Find the balance between the lightness of being (your connection to your soul) and the stability of a weighted physical presence. When in alignment you will come to understand the magnificence of the two complimenting one another. You can achieve this purely by being fully present in the moment. This is called being at one with all.
Go try it for yourself and enjoy.
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