“Po: Maybe I should just quit and go back to making noodles.
Oogway: Quit, don’t quit? Noodles, don’t noodles? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying:
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.”
― Kung Fu Panda
Since the 1922 American silent film and the first 3D feature film worldwide, The Power of Love movie is an example of our societies’ fascination with the artistic value of seeing and hearing about Love. Up to now there are hundreds of versions of Love stories on the screen and in videos and in songs such as those by Elton John, Chicago, Foreigner, and who can forget, The Power of Love by Celine Dion! And there are many more. When we are in a truly loving relationship we have our moments of NOW when nothing else is on our minds but that moment, like time stands still…but those are fleeting. Can we create more of the NOW / PRESENT MOMENTS?
WHAT IS REAL?
I think this is one part of the most challenging aspects of our spiritual practice. To be able to get our minds into a quiet, present moment of inner peace and then to continue that attitude moment by moment, day by day, to the best we can.
As we follow-up from the previous Blogs and most recent, “NOW! Into my Power!” I hope to reinforce the idea of what Echhart Tolle says in his book, The Power of Now, which he draws from a variety of “spiritual traditions” which I do, also. He supports our belief that “individuals should be aware of their ‘present moment’ instead of losing themselves in worry and anxiety about the past or future.” The author maintains that people’s insistence that they have control of their life is an illusion “that only brings pain”. Because it is our Human Ego and not our Spirit that needs to control and brings negative effects on happiness. Our Spirit / Love only brings us inner peace and tranquility. This happens when we stop our minds from thinking of the past/future and are truly in the NOW moment.
All fear is past and only Love is here. – G. Jampolsky
GO FOR IT!
There are numerous ways to aid us in anchoring ourselves in the present. Three suggestions include:
- Slowing down life by spending time in nature
- Yoga / Tai Chi or Chi Gong
- Meditating to get in touch with your inner self to become the empowered person you were meant to be.
Marianne Williamson suggests we start and finish “your day with peaceful and inspiring meditations. Wonderful meditations are a way to tune in to your inner wisdom.”
“The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is meditate because that is when the mind is most open to new impressions,” she said. “Just like you wash your body because you don’t want to carry yesterday’s dirt with you into today, you meditate because you don’t want to carry yesterday’s stress with you into today.”
It’s the only way to center and balance our spirit. When you start and end your day with positive energy and spiritual reflection, you’ll find that your life will truly change for the better.
Little Rock the kitty, above, likes to do Yoga daily to release stress!
See Yoga Cats and Dogs Pictures and Calendars: http://www.yogadogz.com
Let go of stress! Let go of the pain of the thoughts of the past and future. When are you ready to make that decision? When will you really “know yourself? BE yourself? Learn from the past but you can only BE you in the NOW!
Just when you want to chill out, doing any of these daily practices can help bring balance, love and laughter to your daily life.
There is a saying, “Nothing Changes if nothing changes.”
Just do something…to de-stress and for peace of mind!
(Some concepts on some Blogs are taken from “To See Differently” by Susan Trout
(out of print but has been available through Amazon.com).
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