Living, Loving, and Playing in the Mystery
Last week I spoke about the exhaustion...depression...frustration that comes from the cycle of behavior where we are trying too hard to function in dysfunction. I shared how learned that it's possible (and absolutely essential!) to release ourselves from old patterns of being that imprison us with the belief that we have to do all the heavy lifting. I then led a call to help us release this pattern.
If you missed the call and would like a complimentary copy of the recording, please email me.
This week I invite you to continue the practice of letting go of toxic, negative beliefs about that which you profess to "know" and instead-- to live, love and play in the mystery of life...
"The scientist, unable to see light as anything other than a purely physical phenomenon, is blind to light." Masanobu Fukuoka
This quote reminds me how "negative beliefs" about what we think we "know" often result in divisiveness and energy drain! Being blinded by negative beliefs also results in us missing out on new and different experiences. For example, the Holiday season brings more social activity and I interact with people I have not seen in a long time. Sometimes I catch myself negatively thinking, "Oh, I know how this is going to go with 'so and so'." When I get trapped into believing what I think I know, usually based on a past experience, or a future projection, I end up missing out on the present and the possibility of a different outcome. The present is a gift.
So...what to do to stay in the present, the gift, the mystery ? For me it's 2 things. The first is movement- walking, yoga...spin class. Movement quite literally moves the energy! The second is stillness- meditation. Meditation slows me down enough to connect me back to myself and what's important.
I am always amazed how different I see and experience the world after I take the time to do these practices, daily. What occurs is always, always - yes, always transformational. My heart opens. My beliefs of what I think I know fall away. Once again I am washed clean...I am more spacious. I see with new eyes and stay open to other possibilities: joking with the sarcastic relative and having fun with it instead of bit*hing them out; taking a walk instead of eating another cookie; speaking my voice with respect and love instead of swallowing it.
What do I really know anyway?
And isn't it more fun to live, love and play in the mystery without having to know it/label it/fight it?
And do I really want the responsibility of knowing?? What if I am wrong!!?? Stress!!!!
Taking time for both movement and stillness helps me come back to myself and the true nature of life-- that life is a mystery. Each time I allow myself to come back, I fall more deeply in love with life and I have so much more FUN!
What brings you back to the mystery of life? Now do it, daily!!