I had this tucked away in my DayOne Journal. I love that it has the feature of daily reminders of past journal entries….this is one from 4 years ago. I wish I could take credit for writing it….but it’s worthy of a share.
“I do not want to fill my void.
I want my void wide open.
Open to the elements of life.
I want to feel it empty, deep and hollow.
I want to simmer in its pain
and rejoice in its ecstasy.
I want my void to be clean
I will not fill it with
suggestions and masks
such as addictions.
I shall fill it with that
which makes me whole.
Music, poetry, giving,
sharing, friendship, dance,
love, joy, literature, words,
meaning, and nutrients.
A void is simply an
acute awareness of oneself.
An inner intuition of feeling.
A depth. A meaning.
A true presence to yourself.
That VOID is right where it belongs.
Inside of ME.”
Day 19 of the 21-Day Meditation Experience…….getting to ‘Yes’ ……
Day 19 – Getting to “Yes” the Creative Way
“Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.” – Sue Patton Thoele
Along the road to finding creative solutions, it is inevitable that there will be some challenges that cross your path. To address these obstacles that arise from other people, it is important to always maintain an attentive and respectful awareness.
Today’s meditation shows us that creative solutions overcome difficulties through listening, respecting, and opening up to a broader perspective that incorporates and supports both points of view. This is what it means to get to “yes” in a creative way.
TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT
Sometimes….sometimes not being on the same page as another is as good as it’s going to get…that’s where ‘acceptance’ comes in…and sometimes, you can’t even get that…..I’ve learned in my journey, that getting a ‘YES’ isn’t always possible and I ACCEPT THAT…just as I ACCEPT that I can’t and won’t give a ‘YES’ just because….the only thing that does is make me feel like 💩
So,,I think the centering thought insinuating a Yes that’s good for everyone is a really nice thought……I’m thinking a NO or an ‘I just don’t get it’ just may have to be good enough on the occasions that call for it…….and for me…THaTS OK!!
Ma Vid Visha Vahai
May harmony prevail.
Day 18 of the 21-Day Meditation Experience shares with us the idea of Expanding others awareness…..
Day 18 – Expanding Other People’s Awareness
“The best teachers show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor
As we experience greater joy and ease in our lives, it is natural to want to share this experience of expanded awareness with others. But even well-intentioned sharing can feel intrusive and unwelcome if it doesn’t build on the other person’s own curiosity and interest. Today’s meditation shows us that the best way to share the gift of expanded awareness is to simply let your awareness speak for itself, and then respond to other people’s curiosity and interest accordingly.
TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT
I’m not one to push my ideas on anyone….what works for me may not work for you……I know I don’t always appreciate someone’s 2-cents….over the years, I’ve been told how I should be feeling, how I should be changing…that if I do things this way, I’ll feel that way….that my way is the wrong way……YADA YADA YADA…….
If someone approaches and/or asks how I’ve come to be ‘in this place’, I’ll try and answer as honestly as I can…..as I’ve said in the past, some folks get me, most don’t…LOL I’ve tried to explain to some and I’ll see that look in their eyes that tells me they think I’m Way Out There!
But if someone truly is interested and wants to ‘change’ … The most I can do is share my experience and then it’s up to them to adhere to their own journeys……
This is my second 21 Day Meditation Experience with Deepak and Oprah that I’ve participated in. Like the first one, I’ve been sharing my ‘experiences’, with the hope that it will help someone else……..The first go round was enlightening and I got a lot out of it. This time around..not as much. I’m finding myself not as open,,or shall I say, I find myself disagreeing with some of the ideas presented. In a funny way,,I feel Empowered by the fact that I’m not seeing things in the same light as the so called ‘experts’…instead seeing them through my eyes and Accepting that seeing them my way is OK!!! Hmmmmmmm…….maybe I Am getting more out of this than I thought!!!!! Namaste 🙏
Om Karuna Namah
My true nature is compassion.
Day 17 of this 21-Day Meditation Experience touches on Solutions. Now there’s a word for the day if there ever was one!! Maybe our politicians could use a bit of this experience!!! 😁
Day 17 – Reaching the Creative Solution
“When wisdom overrides, our heart produces immense ideas with solutions.” – Adedayo Olabamiji
Today’s meditation is about learning to access the creative solution to any challenge you may face. This begins with the recognition that the solution can never be found at the level of the problem. We must expand awareness beyond the conditioned perspectives, opposition, and confusion of our limited minds. By opening awareness through meditation, we come to know our essential self to be the source of all creative solutions.
TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT
As one who has been guilty of reacting and over-reacting to any sort of problem…..slowing down and facing the problem with patience, though not an easy thing for me to do, has proven to make a Huge difference in the way I approach things………have all my so called problems been solved, nope….but where I once would have been tied up in knots, stressed and over anxious, my meditation practice has proven to help me slow down, and by proceeding with an open mind, the right solution for me will come…….and if it doesn’t, the world hasn’t come to an end…. Namaste 🙏
Om Gum Namah
Here we are, Day 14…finishing up the second week of the 21-Day Meditation Experience. Today we’re touching on Intention and Finding Your Creative Path…..
Day 14 – Finding Your Creative Path
“All great acts are ruled by intention. What you mean is what you get.” – Brenna Yovanoff
Our creative path isn’t something we need to figure out intellectually; it is the spontaneous expression of our innermost desires and intention. That is the wise and creative energy already operating at the heart of our awareness. In today’s meditation, we learn that this power of intention already directs our life’s journey behind the scenes. When we expand awareness in meditation, we fully align our intentions for our individual mind with the unlimited power and creativity of the universal mind. This is how we find our creative path.
TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT
I’m coming away being able to wrap my mind around today’s centering thought more so than Intention……….setting my intentions is one thing….making them happen, there in lies my problem…I suck at it! I’m my own worst enemy….fully aware of what I want to strive for, only to let my lack of self-worth stop me dead in my tracks of my journey…..so I will keep striving and working towards my Intention + Awareness brings about Fulfillment equation…. The journey continues 👣👣👣👣👣
My awareness is aligned with the creative power of the universe.