“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein
Let me share with you how important is the act of Silence.
In the quietness of stillness, believe, your mind and your spirit really become intertwined, and your heart opens up, as if finally it can have that deep long breath that melts you away, and the relief of all the pressure you carry inside fades into a shinning blue sky.
Like a morning fog, heavy and misty, that hides all the trees, buildings and roads you know that stand in front of you, the same occurs in our mind when we forget to sit, even just for a moment, in silence. We know that we know, yet we fail to see things that stand obvious, things that alert us, things that might appease us, because wee keep ourselves in the mist of the daily rushing life.
The monkey mind, constantly chattering, and making plans, and questioning, keeps us so busy, that we loose sight of a different perspective, a different approach, different answers. That’s why “problems” are so difficult to solve. We rarely have the distance from the problem to actually deconstruct what is made off. We need to step away from ourselves and look impartially at things to understand them more clearly.
But you think you don’t have the time! You think it’s silly! ‘What? With so many things to do you’re going to suddenly stop everything and sit quietly??’... Yes! That’s it. You stop everything you’re doing, you stop thinking of all is left undone and you don’t create any more things to do.
You stop. You stop and you breath.
Give it a try, at least once.
Sit somewhere where you know no one will interrupt you. Put some inspiring music, the kind that really turns you brain into a different wave length, or don’t put any sound on. Just create that soft ambient as if for slow and sexy love making. So candles are a good idea. Then sit in a comfortable away, but imagine the posture of a king or queen, expanded, great, to open up your chest. Get in the mood, get sensually spirited. You’ll start relaxing and your mind slipping into a more subtle existence. Keep your focus on that breath, ‘I’m breathing in, now I hold, then I let go, I hold again (feel that quietness when there’s no air inside of you) and breath again. Keep doing this and let it slowly change into a gentler breath. Your mind will pop up with thoughts. Give thanks to your ego for reminding you of that though, but tell it that right now you’re in the zone, so no need to worry, you’re not going to do anything about it right now, and go back to the breath....
If you put some music on, than you’ll know that when it ends, 10, 15, 20 minutes will have passed, and that’s the enough amount of stillness for a healthy way of being.
Try. It might be it for you.
Ommmm... ; )
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