Re-connecting with self
More and more people are awakening today; realizing, admitting to and accepting to take responsibility for the choices they make, the road (s) they choose to walk. All of us have inherited certain genetics and traits from our parents, grandparents and other family members. We have our own unique personality (part inherited, part conditioned by society, school, peers and the like) and we have a free will. Free will is nothing but making our own choices, on our own, which can lead us either in a right or wrong direction.
When we choose to be guided by our inner voice, our gut feeling (s), our intuition, then more often than not we will be guided to make the right choices and take the right decisions. However, when we allow our ego to make the decision / choice, more often than not it is not what we thought it would be or completely wrong.
Re-connecting with self means to quiet the mind; to tell the “chatter” to keep quiet; to tell the ego to be still; and to tap into the stillness by just being. Not allowing thoughts to crowd the mind, our thoughts literally “disappears” and our mind becomes completely still. Tapping into this stillness, we can re-connect not just with ourselves, but we can also connect, on a deeper level, with Divinity / God / Universe. When the mind becomes quiet, you can hear what the Creator wants to tell you. When your mind is full of chatter, you hear nothing.
When you start to awaken, you realize that your mind is more powerful than you know. Your thoughts, beliefs, actions, identity and even goals, can all be selected. It is not what you say, that matters, but the way you say it. I am sure many of my readers have heard the following “your thoughts create your words, your words create your actions, your actions create your deeds, and your deeds create your destiny!”
Being awakened when using free will, you get to a stage in your life where you realize that the choices you make should be in harmony with your inner being, thus using your intuition more-and-more, will bring more peace into your life. When you work with your intuition then you start to re-align yourself, as it were, with what you are meant to do, meant to be, and so forth.
Interestingly, the word Buddha means an awakened being. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to be awake. All you need to do is to make time to re-connect with yourself, whether it is through meditation, relaxing in nature or having a candle-lit bath. The most important thing is to block out the chatter in your mind, become still and work with your intuition. For many years people relied on their intuition. Unfortunately, in the modern age where we are all overworked and rushed most of the time, we forget to “tune-in” and re-connect with us, with the inner self.
Now, more than ever, it is important to re-connect. Not only for our own sanity, but meditating regularly does wonders for our bodies – we can get by with an hour less sleep, we look younger than our age, we boost our immune system and we re-learn how to breathe properly. Most of all, it is a wonderful way to relax, recharge and re-energize the body, mind and soul.
Free will gives each and every one of us the choice to consciously choose to be mindful, to awaken and to re-connect, or to stay asleep (as it were). It is time that we, as a collective, move beyond the material world and realize that our bodies are not just made of flesh and bones, but that we have a spirit, a soul, that also needs nurturing, caring and attention.
So, next time your find yourself confused because of all the “noise” inside your head, stop, take a slow deep breath in and out, close your eyes (if possible), and tune into yourself; activate your intuition, your 6th sense and you are sure to know what to do, what to say, or where to go next!