In honor of two dear sweet women, Tricia and Desiree, who recently gave birth, I would like to share a piece that I wrote a while back.
You need only to witness the miracle of birth, experiencing how delicate and fragile and yet how strong and resilient Gods creatures are to be in awe and find a deep gratitude for life. At any moment our precious life could be changed forever, or snatched away.
Each day, miraculously, a new dawn presents itself and we are once again given the choice as to what we will do with it. Our decision will be ours to make, based on whatever perceptions, or reality we are embodying in the moment. For it is truly up to us to create the road we will travel each and every day. This concept, or way of viewing life may be difficult to grasp, as we have all, at one time or another been so completely enmeshed in our story and emotions, that it is difficult to see things any other way. Or, believe that we have the ability to change things simply with our way of thinking.
This way of living life can only be found through direct experience and reprogramming your thoughts. One of the ways to begin to train your mind is to move into stillness and find the calm center that is always there with you no matter what life storms you may be going through. There will still be storms, however, knowing and being able to access your calm still center is what helps you to weather them, or move through them with grace. For the only way out is through.
The way into the peaceful center begins with mindfulness of your thoughts, surroundings, sense perceptions and breath. I invite all of you to find some time to rest in your calm still center, even if it is only for a few moments a day. Any place will do. I particularly like finding a place out in nature, where I am surrounded by the natural sounds of the world.
Walk in love and peace my fellow travelers.