The quality of your future depends on your thoughts and feelings about the present. Sahar Huneidi explains how to do a little mind gardening.
You would imagine that if you were a ‘seer’, a psychic with a crystal clear ball, or your favourite deck of Tarot, the future would be at your fingers tips, there would be no problems, and life is as easy as pie. This is not the case! Foretelling is half of the story, the other half is how to make things happen now that you do know they will. If you like, one half of the equation is ‘knowing’ the destination, the other half is having the map and charting the route. I often also mention to my clients that the future is like a garden; what grows in the future is dependant on what seeds we plant in the present. The future is really created in the experience of ‘now’.
Meditation for Harmony:
Put yourself in your special unique ‘pod’ of white light. Breathe through the nose, and out through slightly parted lips. This helps relaxes your mind and outs you at ease. Then, imagine that are taking a picture, a snap shot of what state you are in right now. What do you see, and what do you feel about the person in the snap shot? If you do not like the nap shot- change it and be that perfect ‘snap shot’ of the state you would like to be in.
Michael Brown, author of The Presence Process says “The quality of the seeds that we sow in any given moment is very different depending on whether we choose to react or to respond to our experiences. Reacting to our experience means that we are making our decisions based on what we think happened to us yesterday and what we think may happen to us tomorrow. We are only responding to our experience when we make choices based on what is happening to us right here, right now. It is only possible to respond to our experiences when we unlearn the behaviours and belief systems that lead us into reaction.” Practising being in the now is what helps us do this ‘unlearning’. It is about holding our attention in the present and being mindful of our own thoughts, emotions and actions (before we take them). It is about observing our self and taking care of ‘that self’. Once we understand ourselves better, we would be better able to understand others better- making our life a little easier!
Just for now, focus on yourself, on being in this present moment. Forget for a few minutes your obligations, or other people’s expectations of you; or indeed your expectations as to what should happen.
If you are stressed, remember that within chaos, there is harmony. Think of the Yin Yang image, which is the symbol of the state of balance: where the two principals are in harmony, but also, within each principle is the seed of the other. Perhaps your ‘stressful’ or less-than-ideal situation is only trying to reflect to you what is harmony is.
Pointers to Being in the now
Jot down your answers, as you ask yourself:
Who am I? Describe yourself in few words, as someone you might you know in your life. I am happiest when I am…? What I really want at this point in my life is…..? Consider repeating an affirmation to help you re-enforce your intention and new beliefs, for example: “I choose to use the power within my mind to remain peaceful and calm at all times”.
Note that quote
“The Presence Process is not about changing the nature of what the stars have marked on our forehead, hands, and feet. It is about waking into the fullest potential of each moment that is already destined. It is about responding to our life as it is unfolding right now and not reacting to it as if something else was supposed to be happening” Michael Brown, author of The Presence Process
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