We need time to let it sink in. We need time to let an idea simmer before it emerges. We need time to capture that idea that just popped into our head. If we are over scheduled, we don’t have time for life to emerge.
I’m not a phone person
My understanding is that the majority of people spend every unscheduled moment checking their phone. What if you had great spaces of nothingness in your day? Moments in which you look out the window, or sit in the sun, or watch the clouds shift their shape? When was the last time you did that?
Cultivate your relationship with yourself
Rather than working so hard to connect with others, what about connecting with yourself? What if you daydreamed? Took a chair nap? Learned to play your musical instrument better? What if you wrote a song or a poem? Or drew a picture? All of those activities create space for your inner self to emerge and be captured in a form you can recognize.
I journey, I journal, I write posts like this to figure things out. I meditate. I do Chi Gong. All are activities of inner stillness, of quiet, waiting for the knowing, the clarity, the direction that we all receive from deep inside.
Simply look within
Stop. Stop reading this for a moment and close your eyes and listen. Notice your breathing. Notice your thoughts. Allow both time and space to move your attention into the Great Mystery, the All That Is. And simply float. Feel like you are lying back on a soft cloud lazily watching the world below you. Feel you. Hug yourself. Still your mind. Find the Nothingness.
Stay there. In that place within.
If there’s a message, take it. If there’s nothing but serenity, accept that.
Observe. Reflect. Listen. Stop your mind and just be present.
You can plan specific times in your day for your inner work, or find places in your day when you simply pause, breathe and are present. Observe how you feel, what you see. Encourage and establish stillness within before your return to your day.
Explore silence, stillness, awareness, feelings, being. All are experiences that come from contemplation.
How and where will you add more moments of contemplation to your life?
To Sing a Deeper Song Consider:
Video: Power Journaling
Podcast: 40 – Who Do You Want to Serve?