Review Reflect Realise
At times in life it can be truly enlightening to spend time in silence to review, reflect and realise. To Review choices, Reflect on achievements as well as losses. To acknowledge any life changing Realisations that emerge naturally from self-observation and inquiry.
Stop and Drop into Being
Life moves fast and we can get so caught up with the next thing, that we don’t take quiet reflection and assimilation time. Rest and Digest time is important to feel fully nourished. Taking quiet time and space to tune in and reflect can help wisdom to emerge with greater clarity. This can naturally lead us from reacting to life to flowing with and in fact as life itself.
Flowing with Life
I often hear from clients that they feel too busy, on the treadmill, rushing on to the next item on their agenda. They feel a lack of personal space and often suffer from feelings of overwhelm. Busyness is a modern-day addiction which may spring from an unrecognised fear of stillness and silence. This daily physical and mental cluttering keeps us from connecting with the innate wisdom and the peace that is ever available to us.
In the words of Mahatma Gandhi.
“The Divine Radio is always singing if we could only make
ourselves ready to listen to it, but it is impossible to listen without silence.”
Silence is Golden
Silence is Golden and in taking time for silent being where reflection occurs naturally, we will be guided very clearly moment by moment.
I just returned from a European tour where I was sharing non-dual philosophy and singing songs and mantras of love and oneness. Being on tour is demanding, moving from country to country, speaking with hundreds of people about life, love and why people suffer.
Coming home to my green patch on the Sunshine Coast is always a blessing as I take time to wander along the beach, walk in the rainforest and sit on the deck in stillness and silence. In this silent communion with nature and oneness of being, deep insights naturally arise.
“There need not be any method, simply an availability to the stillness born of the moment.”
Step Off the Mind Train
If this is a new concept for you, go gently, the mind can be fickle, allow the body and mind to settle into stillness without any expectation of achieving anything or going anywhere. Be available to the moment and let the moment open to reveal its expanse. If the mind wanders, be aware of that and step off the mind train.
Step off the mind train of thought carriages and stay of the platform of presence, beyond the limited body-mind, observing what arises. This may be scary at first… Be kind to yourself, just five or ten minutes of silence is a great place to start.
We are so programmed with what I call doing-itis. That is believing that in our rushing around we are achieving more. As you will see, this is not necessarily true.
Entering the Yoga Nidra state can help us to quiet the mind initially… if it is too busy to allow stillness. Once the mind is quiet, then one can know thy self without any need for practice or effort.
In silence, the wisdom of the Universe is made available to the Oneness that we all are an aspect of…
Always with love Soraya