The mind might tell you that it is something big, overwhelming or tedious….stay clear.

Simple is what works, there might be a tendency to incur suffering by making it complex and therefore complicated. Ask yourself does it sound like love, does it resonate with your being(heart).

While pursuing  a thought, truth, idea or choice we are likely to think of something new as big, challenging or overwhelming. The mind is taken up by the idea and then goes on and on about the concept viewing it from different perspectives. The tendency is to over think and not take an action to start off. So very soon the fatigue starts if the idea is held too long in the mind and eventually the fear, doubts and critical voices take over resulting in not following through the idea.

This is where it helps to keep it simple, uncomplicated and almost view it as doing something as unimportant especially if one has perfectionist tendencies. As one moves forward with the idea and hesitation or doubts come in one should ask if this sounds like love, does it resonate with our being….especially if it feels like a part of us and not playing up to some fancy image.

As time goes new ways of doing things will come up and sometimes that helps in simplifying the original idea or bring about some disruption. Go with what feels light even if alternatives feel brilliant.

One also comes across times when we think  about whether to go with the flow or once in a while insist on things being done in a certain manner….and when to put our foot down. It helps to evaluate from time to time whether we are following the original idea and what our driving philosophy was….are we still aligned to it or we have moved away from it.

At times it is likely to get carried away by others influence or ideas and deviate from one’s own original mission. If that happens it is important to take time off and reflect on the course of action to set things right. Again it would be best not to dwell too much on the what went wrong but the next few steps to bring about a change in the system.

Sometimes we end with giant leaps and at times we must keep moving with baby steps….but yes keep moving and keep the momentum going.

 

 

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Stay there, stay grounded…everyday stuff is good enough work.

It is likely to think of doing the work in terms of some kind of  globe shaking phenomena and going beyond stars to reach at the cosmic level. However more often than not it is in the ordinary that holds the key to doing a good job with mindfulness and awareness.

Sometimes it can be disheartening to find oneself at a place where there is not much glory and it seems that one is stuck there for a while…on top of it the frustration and impatience starts to build up making it a heavy feeling.

Even though we cannot seem to get over that dark heavy feeling there is something deeper at work to ensure that the work has been complete and it is not a hasty, imperfect or ungrounded. Yes, it seems tedious, tiring and hopeless but if we wait patiently there is light at the end of the tunnel which becomes brighter and brighter making it seem like we were never in the dark.

In such times it is ok to give yourself a break and not be too judgemental about oneself. Just getting up, walking around, feeding oneself, being kind and taking it slow is good enough…pat yourself if you have done some bit of everyday work…that’s good enough! There are times when one cannot be a master, aspire for stars , do inspiring work…hell not even want to talk straight. And that’s ok!

All kinds of tendencies get released and it can seem pretty daunting leading  to self-hatred. To be brave in the face of such times it is a total act of courage as the energies trying to bring things down are also from within…maybe ones own resistance!

It would be a good idea to keep a focus on the body and to keep doing some kind of energy work to keep grounded, moving and integrating better.

What I use is tapping, stretching, breathing, hooponopono, switchwords, number frequencies  etc.

 

 

You have cleared many levels and now it’s becoming easier, use your tools and get help.

As you do the inner work every now and then there comes a point where you need help to move forward in your understanding. It is good to use the tools to refocus with awareness on moving forward. At times it maybe easy enough to use the tools and sometimes it is useful to get help from other people who are into the work.

We hesitate sometimes thinking of being judged by the people we look up to and think our doubts are something people might laugh about or consider them petty. Having been on both sides I can only say that after asking for help it seemed silly to have waited long when the problem is stated it only ended up bringing much relief. Instead of trying hard or trying to do it all by yourself it is absolutely fine to share it with someone you can trust, who has the listening skills and experience.

Sometimes when we do not have the company of such people or we think that it might take time it is ok to pay for the energy exchange so neither party feels indebted. The cost at times may look daunting but in the longer run it pays as investment bringing in much more.

There will also be periods of self-doubt and a feeling of chasing an illusion. Is it something worthwhile, Am I on the right path, Why do I only seem to be doing this while everyone else seems to be busy with their lives…etc?

The work is to remove illusions, becomes aware of your thoughts, feelings and to integrate all parts for healing/wholing. It is not an easy task as one goes deeper and finds layers and layers of dust before finding that one gem. Going deeper is not for everyone so do not look around at your family and friends for support or to owe any explanation to them. More often than not people may not for quite sometime understand or validate your work. Only you can see your progress and feel the integration as you change, evolve and grow. This will become apparent in interactions and everyday dealings.

The changes might not be apparent for sometime but suddenly when you look back you can see how far you have come and how your understanding has changed for the better. The self empowerment then can be felt not only by the individual but others around too.

And suddenly everything makes sense.

 

Go into enquiry not with thoughts but a gentle awareness. In moments of rest answers are already available.

It is said that no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
The usual tendency for some of us is to jump into finding a solution or a resolution once we are face to face with a problem or block. We do however try and pursue finding the solution with the same level of awareness and thoughts.
What is needed is to give it a break and go into it consciously and while in a meditative/contemplative state. Sometimes the answers can be accessed as you take a nap while trying to arrive at a better understanding and clarity.
Sometimes the answers or clues get revealed on their own while one is sufficiently relaxed after an activity, play or focussing on something else altogether.
Many a times the emotions need to be felt to release the inherent clarity of the situation. As long as the emotional clarity is not there the solution won’t appear. It would help to release the emotions surrounding the problem…looking closely to see if it is anger, fear, sadness etc. which is guarding the solution.
At times the answer or the insight is hidden beneath many layers of thoughts, feelings and emotions and it takes its own time to be revealed. In such situations we start to get weary and hopeless about finding an understanding. Perhaps we start giving up on the process of enquiry not knowing that sometimes we have to dig deeper or in other places to reach for the gem.
A master can perhaps sit in rested awareness and have the answers flowing to him like blessings because he has learnt to recognise and tame his own voice of doubt and resistance which cause all the hindrance of The Knowing!

It’s a journey and what’s needed is going deeper and self inquiry.

In the journey of life we have some awareness which we just use to surf the waves and play safe till it does not serve us anymore. That’s when we are prodded to go deeper through the tool of self-enquiry.
When patterns repeat and are annoying enough it becomes important to sit up and take notice of what’s brewing underneath. From annoyance to experiencing rage and then even ultimately peace maybe…as we go deep we might find layers and layers of thoughts,feelings and emotions.
Triggers happen and sometimes more often and at a pace when there is no other way left but to turn within….the way out is only by going within! No outside answers can or should suffice. As one turns within, the churning itself acts as fuel to bring up clarity of a diamond, along with that the dirt comes out too. It is easy to get stuck with the dirt and keep wallowing in it till we realise that it server no purpose for any body least of all for oneself.
That’s the time to use the tools of writing, dialoguing, movement, breathing, feeling etc. to bring out deeper truths held in the grips of tightly held beliefs. The thing about these tightly held beliefs is that sometimes they are not even our own or working for our good. Some of them come from our ancestors, family, relatives, friends, society, culture ,gender, race and even as being born and living in a nation can contribute to these.
In the journey of life we have some awareness which we just use to surf the waves and play safe till it does not serve us anymore. That’s when we are prodded to go deeper through the tool of self-enquiry.
When patterns repeat and are annoying enough it becomes important to sit up and take notice of what’s brewing underneath. From annoyance to experiencing rage and then even ultimately peace maybe…as we go deep we might find layers and layers of thoughts,feelings and emotions.
Triggers happen and sometimes more often and at a pace when there is no other way left but to turn within….the way out is only by going within! No outside answers can or should suffice. As one turns within the churning itself acts as the fuel to bring up clarity of a diamond along with that the dirt comes out too. It is easy to get stuck with the dirt and keep wallowing in it till we realise that it server no purpose for any body least of all for oneself.
That’s the time to use the tools of writing, dialoguing, movement, breathing, feeling etc. to bring out deeper truths held in the grips of tightly held beliefs. The thing about these tightly held beliefs is that sometimes they are not even our own or working for our good. Some of them come from our ancestors, family, relatives, friends, society, culture ,gender, race and even as being born and living in a nation can contribute to these.
These beliefs are like snakes guarding a treasure which can be yours to be claimed if you are ready and willing.
There is no reason to continue to believe in what you believed in once advertently or inadvertently…that was then and now the reality or the situation has changed. It does not serve us to operate out of old realities. Although the old is what will keep showing up unless we go within and make changes to suit and align with our current circumstance,choice and will.
These beliefs are like snakes guarding a treasure which can be yours to be claimed if you are ready and willing however it requires deep diving along with self enquiry.

No one can get it ahead or without the necessary work and you have great examples with you

Sometimes in the race of life we look around to find people ahead of us and wonder how did they get ahead…sometimes doubting our potential or theirs, comparing our progress with theirs and feeling less in the process.
We have been told that good things come to those who work hard and are patient. Is that always possible…how do we know that we are working hard and are being patient? Well…there are going to be times when no work seems to be happening and impatience penetrates the being. Those are the times to go slow and be deliberately patient…the ego will shout about being lazy, good for nothing and an absolute sloth. The being will be want to rush and take an action however it would be best to calm down and not be in a hurry.
Let things come to you and unfold. Let the path be revealed.
Hmmm…does that mean, just being inactive or passive? No, by deliberately not rushing in and believing in the inner critic’s voice, it would be the greatest action taken. Doing things out of fear, in anger or some greed will result in a kind of action that would cause pitfalls and you can become a victim of your own judgements.
And never mind if you do/did, ignore the judgement and walk out of your own prison by declaring to be free to make mistakes and learn. If you are not making mistakes you are not learning!

Things will arrange themselves as the right perspective comes forward..

Many a times we are searching for answers or the right way to be shown however there are no forthcoming answers or clear directions apparent.
When trying to find a solution or get clarity about following a thought or way many options and opposing views present themselves. It seems all the more difficult now to choose one from many. There are pros and cons about each options and even then some uncertainty seems to loom large mostly resulting in a lockjam where thinking is stalled. Now it feels like a burden we carry invisibly preventing us from being fully present in the now.
What could be helpful here is to bring the attention to the body and move it in ways(even a simple walk..at home) along with the breath. When the alignment of body, mind and breath happens suddenly the right perspective is quite easily visible and everything.
Trying to think it through or mulling over it and chewing it like cud are slow, painful and draining processes which unnecessarily take up energy from the system and usually become like addictive patterns.