If there is one thing I learn from consulting and mentoring others it is that they are missing the life experience here because they get so caught up in mental masterbation,. Stinking thinking is how John Rogers puts it! It may sound harsh but it is what I perceive as the issue. Stuck in thinking, not doing or doing based on their thinking that isn't clear, reality or is a imposed belief is a huge issue. I understand it for I was there too. The world trains us this way and thank goodness I was visited by those Masters of Energy so long ago on my farm. They totally shifted my experience of what is happening here.
The mind is a magic tool when used right. Most don't use it right and it is all they use. The beliefs we have, the unconscious stories and ties we created when we were small, are just not real or correct. Self awareness is realizing we have alot of BS in our minds and we get to chose what rules, ideas, beliefs we operate with. If it is not working, then find a new one! We have stories upon stories of what is real and most of it is not. We had this and that happen and we came to a conclusion that is not based in reality often. It was a protection, a small child's interpretation, a misread, a incorrect conclusion based in the light of greater awareness. We spend our whole life realizing this greater awareness of things.
I believe mind has it's place and if it is the only tool we use, we are going to have problems. We have many other tools and it is a blending of all perceptions that are going to give us the best accuracy if there can even be one. We all have different realities and operate from our own center. We often think others are coming from where we are and that is not the case. There are as many perspectives as there are people.
A key to self care is to use all of your being to make sense of this experience. No one else has the answers for us but ourselves. They have opinions that can support us maybe, maybe not. They have tools and wisdom that may work for us or may not. We get to determine what those ideas and tools are and it is our own experiment. If you don't get to know yourself, what inspires, what lifts, what lightens you are at the whim of others ideas and thinking which most likely won't bring forth your brilliance. We were made unique for great purpose. We are the only one like us, so these ideas need to be owned, determined, claimed and lived by us individually.
If you just stay with thinking, I can tell you from my experience working with others, you are missing a whole world of experience that has nothing to do with thinking and joy will elude you. We have 6 senses that are continually giving us feedback about the world that when put together give us the most accurate summation of things. Your thinking is often wrong when put with the mix of other guidance and sensing of the world. Being em-bodied, present, noticing and seeing, feeling, hearing and sensing is the way to live a life fully.
Thinking changes, perspectives shift, experience alters how we think and what we think. It is not so stable to be a one tool show. We were given a body with emotions, senses physically as well as thinking. Not using 2/3 of your tools seems to be imbalanced and inaccurate. We are in an experience here that involves a body with emotions and senses. Thinking they are not part of the purpose or equal in evaluation of the world just seems down right silly.
I encourage all of my clients to get present and notice the world and the real truth that is occurring. Make your ideas if you must about it but do notice with all your tools, all your body, what is occurring. First off, you get to experience such fun, pleasurable sensations in the simpliest of tasks. Eating is yummy. Smelling the fresh air and scents turns on the brain to greater clarity. Hearing what people are really saying because you are listening rather than thinking of stuff supports understanding. Seeing what is about you in beauty and magic brings in higher states of joy and emotion. Sensing with your intuition gives you (to me the greatest information) that what's in front of you is not always as it appears. It allows you to discern situations with what feels like a magical talent.
My message of self care today is to get out of your head and into your body. You are missing so much beauty, joy, love, kindness, fun and laughter. It is a beautiful world full of many lovely things. If you are not experiencing them or engaging in them, my guess is that you are thinking too much. You are not doing, noticing, experiencing and simply being. You can't think happiness for it is an emotional state. Or joy or love or fun or enthusiasm. They are energy. Thinking is not energy in the same way and it often is very sedentary!
Open up to all of the magic you are! Feel the world, smell the world, hear the world, see the world and experience the world. You can make thoughts about all of that but certainly don't miss the other things. You can have great joy with all those others things and thinking doesn't even need to occur! So put that in your thinking cap and smoke it! Teehee!
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