First, let me apologize for not posting something for a good 3 weeks or more here.
Hmm wait a sec here. As I said that, you know what, to be perfectly honest, a deeper part of me is just feeling neutral about it, saying it’s exactly what I needed, and I know nourishing self before others, is the best way to sustainably contribute to the world in the highest way.
I once heard from Abraham-Hicks something along the lines of, you cannot make someone healthier by being sicker yourself. So true, isn’t it.
And this topic of being able to disconnect from busyness and return to a space of being still, ties in really well with a recent article that I wrote that got selected to be published on the Experts’ homepage of YourTango.com. The topic was about how taking the time to P A U S E – every single day – can actually make us MORE productive.
Interesting eh? And so let me take this topic deeper here.
Every single day, and possibly almost every single waking moment, doesn’t it seem as if we’re on to something, we’re on to the next thing? Even if we’re not caught up in a rat race, does it seem uncomfortable whenever there’s NOTHING to do? Does it seem as if life is just boring and EMPTY when there’s nothing to do?
And even when we’re on the journey of seeking peace, wanting deeper self-transformation and shifts in realities, does it feel as if there’s always some technique out there that’s bigger, and better, and you MUST have it in order to feel complete? The fundamental energetic pattern of chasing for more spiritual gain – while it looks far more noble than materialistic chasing, and while it is better than materialistic chasing to a large extent – in the grand scheme of things, the energetic pattern of chasing is basically the same.
It’s as if there’s one root thought crying out, “My NOW moment is not enough.” It’s as though we are needy for our NOW moment to be a WOW in order to give ourselves permission to be at peace within. If we observe carefully, there may be a subtle feeling of hunger, of lack, behind this thought.
Contrast with this: remember the time when you witnessed a loved one in their last days, or perhaps when he or she passed away, suddenly we are brought to put our lives into perspective and coming back to simple knowings like, nothing is more important, than to BE happy with what we have, who we are, and forget all the trivial chasings of daily life?
I’m not saying it isn’t healthy to not want more than we have, or more than we already ARE. What I’m saying is, let’s be aware and perfectly honest with ourselves, about the ROOT driving force, the first precipitating emotion upon which all the other layers of emotions are built on, that’s making us feel less than content.
For contentment is such a powerful form of inner peace. Look at our pet animals. There are so many moments when we find them, simply content – especially noticeable when cats purr, I think.
There is nothing lacking within contentment. It is far from boring. In this moment of contentment, there is no want of anything more in order to make one happy. Even for just one. Moment. How peaceful to not have a want for anything.
There is no need to chase for anything when we’re in this space. We simply ARE. Not better, not worse. Just IS.
With this message, from my heart to yours, let me share that I’m feeling a wave of contentment washing over me, leaving this post, complete. As-Is.