As 2016 comes to a close, I look back and mark the passages of my spiritual growth. Where I could have done better, people who I should have forgiven, others who have hurt me as well as those who loved me and genuinely enjoyed their presence in my life.
I have found this new behavior, really a miracle, that has put the moments of my life in such a clear, perspective. I have begun to see events and people differently than I ever have in my life. I have become more at peace with both the good-bye’s and the hello’s!
I would like to share this life style transformation with you and maybe, just maybe you will find that special place in the galazy where your soul and you collide shining like a beautiful star in the sky.
My Soulful Habit
Awareness of All Things
Awareness…..become the observer of your days. Watch without judgement as though you are standing slightly above yourself or in a corner.
See beyond the actions of fake smiles, frowns, and all we pretend to be.
Let it flow effortlessly receiving great insights and depth about the inner workings of yourself and those near you.
NOTE: This is not a self-centered kind of exercise. Self-centered is tossing and turning at night over grievances and regrets. It’s the stuff that bugs us. It makes us irritable, grouchy, and out of sorts.
On the contrary, awareness is kind of self-observation filling you with more kindness, more understanding, and a deeper knowing.
You begin to see the sadness and the lack of value of all you once thought was so very important.
As you practice this you become:
- You become detached from what others say or think.
- You get to know YOU…your strengths and weaknesses.
- You let fear or anger go as it washs over and through you realizing that is truly not who you are and what you are made of.
- You see the love in others and dismiss their masks with their silly egocentric needs for approval, social status, and power.
It is magical. It is freeing. It is so joyful.
I was watching my neighbor sit on the floor helping me feed my aging, sick dog. For an instant, I saw the little girl in her helping another little girl with her puppy; her black hair falling softly on her face. It was charming and I gazed at her face and saw only a reflection of kindness.
That is the gift of awareness.
It is a present because it occurs when we are all present in the moment.
I am thankful for each of you.
PS: The more you do it, the easier it gets until it becomes your way of living.
Forever, Second Star to the Right and straight on til morning,
April Of Course
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