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Being in the Present
“The more I live in the present, the more I realize how much
easier and safer it is.” - Alice McCall
Being – just being – is very different from thinking, understanding,
and knowing. It is also very different from doing or making things
happen. Being takes practice. Sometimes the practice means not
dwelling on the past or future. Sometimes it is to just be in the
present moment. Sometimes it means converting our spiritual
learnings into our actions, thoughts and everyday behaviors. This
is also a great way to create a new way of being.
following trilogy of spiritual principles includes important areas
when practicing the art of being in the present: Alignment, Trust,
Peace Attained - Alignment
One can never be truly happy and at peace until one takes total
responsibility for their entire life, reunites with their spiritual
self, and aligns with their soul’s purpose.
nothing else matters. Once in alignment it doesn’t matter how long
or brief the time is for soul’s purpose/mission to unfold. It just
is. It is completely okay to just be. If you are looking for peace,
this is where you will find it and the ability to maintain it.
Finally Safe - Trust
It used to make me anxious to trust my
co-creations and intention work. Sometimes they didn’t manifest in
what I thought was a reasonable amount of time, and sometimes not at
all. It felt risky to trust the process. The feeling of being secure
did not exist.
What changed? Me! Now I think, “Oh well, I guess
it was not for my greater good,” and move on. I trust the process
and go with the flow. This is important even when the flow is not
what we intended and may seem unsafe. Once we dive into the waters
of the unknown, we experience the wonder and relief of not “having”
to be in control. Once we really stop worrying, living in the
present suddenly feels safe, really safe.
So what is safe and
unsafe? Safe used to be ‘me being in control’. Now safe is ‘me not
being in control’. Pretty ironic, but very profound.
Achieved - Detachment
Several times in my life, I felt as if I
was being asked to step off a cliff. Each time it seemed too much.
Each time, fear and trust issues entered.
In the ‘Big Picture’
however, one should be able to say: “I did it last time; I
survived and even flourished. Why be so afraid?” This is the best
way to think and feel. Ultimately, the process then moves to ”Oh
here it comes again, another leap of faith, another plateau to
master, another growth evolution is starting to kick in.” This
thought process describes what it is like to be a detached observer
within your own life.
Detaching ourselves to observe our life is
very healing. It keeps inner turmoil, analyzing, and fears to a
minimum. It allows our energy to flow more freely, teaching us, and
opening up new possibilities. Remember, the new is always greater
than the old.
The Trilogy in Your Daily Life
these three steps (aligning with your spiritual self, trusting the
process of your life, and observing your life with detachment) will
yield a way of being that is filled with peace and joy.
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