“People don’t realize that now is all there ever is: there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.” – Eckhart Tolle
To be aware of our thoughts, feelings and emotions is the same thing as choosing how to live our lives: in peace or a struggle.
Our minds want to keep us within our comfort zone, safe and protected from failure.
Our hearts know the truth. The heart is often giving us signals through our intuition. It is the one giving us the courage to step into the unknown, make powerful choices for our highest good and take risks.
Good quality coaching connects people to their intuition and inner power and makes them aware of all kinds of limitations often created by their minds: worries and concerns that haven’t happened yet, fears and scenarios that disconnect them from the only reality that is – the present moment.
You see, we often tend to live in an illusion. Each time we worry and project thoughts about the future, we live in a phantasy because the future hasn’t happened yet.
The same thing is valid for the past, which is a matter of self-perception, a story we are telling ourselves. The past is often working against ourselves, in the reality of the NOW and feelings of blame, guilt or shame make a very destructive trio one could keep in their repertoire.
Looking at the future with hope and looking back on the past with compassion, accepting to learn from previous experiences and in particular through failure, is a transformational practice.
Knowing that we can also make mistakes, only because we are human and deciding that we are not our past:
“I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.” (Carl Jung)
Here’s another quote I love, about the power of NOW: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift; that’s why it’s called present.” – Alice Morse Earle
I’d like you to be aware that your future starts now and your only reality is that fact that, at this very moment, you are reading this article.
In a world that evaluates our human worth through how well we do things in life, many people have turned into human doings. Some even feel guilty for taking a moment to relax and “doing nothing”.
What we need is get closer to our primary human state of mind, which is the one of BEING. Do less and be more. Connect to ourselves more through practices like prayer, yoga, meditation, spending quality time in nature, or simply choosing to do nothing apart from just Being for five minutes a day.
Take a mind shower, and do it often. Being mindful is being able to witness the mere fact that you ARE in a very non-judgmental way, and mindfulness is a form of self-care.
And now, I would like to hear from you. What practices help you to connect with yourself?
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And if you know other women who might benefit from this information, please share. Thank you.
- Posted by Sara Fabian
- On June 27, 2018