If we know the divine art of concentration,
if we know the divine art of meditation,
if we know the divine art of contemplation,
easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world. – Sri Chinmoy
We live in a world in which we are consistently bombarded with nudges to search, seek, create, be, do, move.
Some of us are afraid if we sit too long, we will become complacent and “forget to live” so we are constantly on the go.
Some of us feel scarcity in all realms and think the way to abundance is to labor extensively, intensively.
We are left feeling exhausted: our physical and mental space cluttered with layers, our connections draining, our creative expressions stale, yet we cannot figure out why. We are listening to World and giving it our all, only to feel that something is missing.
As Alex Blackwell cautions in his article The Art of Losing Yourself “The busyness of our lives can lure us into thinking that activity equals progress.“
We wish for the experience of inner peace, in this moment, as we are.
Lori Deschene sums it up well in this passage from her article: “This Moment is Worth Savoring”: “So much of our language about the things we enjoy in life revolves around getting ahead. We wonder where our relationships are going. We plan to move forward in our careers. We talk about maintaining momentum with new projects. None of these things are necessarily bad. We naturally crave growth to feel a sense of purpose and progress.”
May I present you with another way to consider? As a single mother of two children, at the beginning of living my dream of being a location independent solopreneur –my days are full. Children’s activities, solitude in nature, clients, writing, household duties, and connecting with loved ones could potentially take my entire day and if I add to that movement in all realms, wow, scarcity could set it in and peace could remain elusive.
I choose to honor organic growth as I create from abundance. Organic growth is honoring natural cycles, patiently cultivating and nurturing and gently stretching. Organic growth allows us to release our urge to hover, and to invest our energy into celebration of the process. We are able to access an abundance of time, energy, full creative expression, and resources because we allow our beings the necessary period to Feel it all.
And, let us remember our purpose. While mothering my children is a blessing and all else allows me to experience extraordinary on a daily basis, none of that is my purpose. My purpose is to be love. Not: love on the go, love when I have time, love if it fits onto my to-do list.
We live our purpose when we invest full presence in this moment. We are able to invest full presence when we are aware. We are most aware when we allow our senses to absorb the stimulus around us. We are able to absorb the stimulus when we are moving slow, savoring all that is presented to us, and allowing gratitude for all that we are presented with. This is an organic, full of ease practice. A gentle heart opening.
When we honor this practice, we are still creating, doing, being, moving; our beings are exploring, our world is expanding. However we are feeling enriched and enlivened because we are not reacting to life, we are investing into living.
In such a way, we are able to experience inner peace in this moment, regardless of external circumstances, and that inner peace allows us to live infinite possibility. We are able to fully enjoy the experience because we are fully vested in the experience.
Move slow and savor; allow World to delight you and it will.
What is one practice that you may begin today, to allow your senses the delight of absorbing the moment?
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Experiment. Explore. Experience.