Look to this day,
for it is life, the very breath of life.
In its brief course lie
all the realities of your existence;
the bliss of growth,
the glory of action,
the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is only a dream,
and tomorrow is but a vision.
But today, well lived,
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow
a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Existence has no language and if you depend on language there can be no communication with existence. Existence is a mystery, you cannot interpret it – If you interpret, you miss. Existence can be lived, but not thought about … It is more like poetry, less like philosophy. It is a sign, it is a door. It shows, but it says nothing.
That’s why, through mind … there is no approach to existence …
If you think about it, you can go on thinking and thinking, about and about, but you will never reach it because it is precisely thinking that is the barrier.
Look! See! Feel! Touch! … You will be nearer … But don’t think …
The moment thinking enters, you are thrown off the track, then you live in a private world. Thinking is a private world; it belongs to you. Then you are enclosed, encapsulated, imprisoned within yourself.
Notice when you have thoughts – that you are always reaching for
- For an answer.
- You wonder why.
- You wonder when, how, if, etc.
You feel unstable – unprotected – unwanted – misplaced, perhaps.
When you turn your attention inwards – in other words:
Notice what happens…….
I call it – “meeting your self within” or “folding into your self”:
- The bigger you
- The grander you
If you will notice, there is NO questioning here.
There is NO doubt here.
There is NO discomfort here.
The witness of it all.
Call it whatever you wish, but you become the witness – or rather
you become AWARE that you are witnessing.
Your perspective shifts.
You feel different.
The mind stops questioning.
You feel complete, whole.
Even warm and fuzzy.
What matters now?
Only this Moment.
There will not be a WALKING MEDITATION this morning due to RAIN. The next one will be scheduled on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Whether consciously or not, everything we do begins with an intention. When we are unconscious to what we are doing or telling ourselves, we are scattering our energies everywhere but where we want to be. When we live with intent, we learn to consciously plant seeds and be in true alignment with our deeper purpose – our life has value and a deeper meaning. Remembering to stop, slow down, take a few present moment breaths in, can remind us of this.
When we live with intention, and more particularly, in alignment with our intention, we are simply being present in life – in the many moments that consist of our life’s journey. We are never living outside of each moment; we are always here in the moment – it is our mind that takes us elsewhere.
Living with intention is bringing our attention to the present moment. It is a gift and an honor to live with intention in the moment. There is a sacredness to taking an ideal that we wish to manifest and truly embracing this ideal for however long it takes to manifest. We can forget about what we want to manifest because we become so engrossed in the moments of the process or journey through each day, through our attention to the moments of the experiences of each day.
We make a statement to ourselves telling our subconscious this is what we wish to manifest or happen. We let go and trust in the outcome. And now our part is to be present in life – in the moments. We’re not wishing or hoping for something to manifest. We are moving through each and every experience with awareness. We are trusting in our every move. We do not scatter our energies with senseless thoughts of doubts.
Try it sometime and you’ll see. There’s nothing like the experience to make you believe this to be true.
It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by of us meeting every week for our Energy Meditation sessions. We’ve had a great year of gathering together where I have thoroughly enjoyed facilitating the group with mindfulness reminders as well as many wonderful speakers, some of whom have been here before and some new ones. As always, I am thrilled that all of you join me each week to practice the art of self-awareness and meditation. And I know that you are all touching many other lives with what we do each week.
I’d like to thank all of you for your thoughtfulness and your kind gift of appreciation. I will never forget the Wednesday where the room was set up in a circle and a $20 bill was neatly tucked into Milt Silverman’s tie. It was just so odd that he was sitting with a smirk on his face with this $20 bill hanging onto his tie! I did suspect something was going on but didn’t really notice the manila envelope that was being passed around the room.
Again, thank you all for all of your wonderful support and kind gift! It is with much pleasure and so much joy that I can’t wait to begin meeting again on Wednesdays in 2019!
The temperatures are getting cooler in the mornings which is the perfect ingredient for a walking meditation. The sun was most exquisite this morning as I was driving to our spot at The Villages Polo Field.
Here we are attempting to squeeze into a selfie picture. Gerard was the tallest so he got to hold the phone.
The Energy Meditation Group celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. I began the group back in August of 2008 wanting to share all of the wonderful ideas and experiences I had accumulated over the years of practicing meditation and self awareness. I have met so many wonderful people throughout these 10 years and still continue to meet the most amazing and talented people.
I see this month as another new beginning as I am shifting and expanding our time in order to explore other avenues. The Energy Meditation Group will continue to meet from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday.
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday immediately following our meditation: 10:45 – 12:20 – will be our Mindful Intention Group. Please go to the “Other Events” page to see more information.
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday immediately following meditation: 10:45 – 12:20 – will be our Gene Keys Teachings Group. Again, go to the “Other Events” page to find out more about this teaching.
In addition to the above schedule, please make a note of our Walking Meditation which is held the first Friday of every month at The Villages Polo Field (Other Events).
So many options! I hope you will join me for all of these or some of these to help you grow and become that beautiful human being that you are.
We had a perfect morning for our Walking Meditation! No rain in sight, a cloud covered sky with just a little sun peeking through now and then. Even the grass was cut nicely!
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