reply to post by bringthelight
Excellent subject, and perfectly timed too.
In my work, especially within the past year or two, providing techniques to retrain ourselves to be in the now moment has been the overriding impetus,
as my clients have all been living in the past, the future and in What If?
Over the years I've found some very simple methods to assist with our awakening to our own higher awareness... awareness being the key word here. One
of these methods is for living in the now.
What we do in a session with a client, apart from counselling spiritually, is to remind them to be vigilant on their thoughts, to learn what thoughts
are their's and what aren't.
The method offered is very simple, but it requires great stamina. I ask people to constantly bring their attention to whatever they are doing Now, for
instance; if making a coffee, make yourself think of what you are doing..."I am now adding the coffee to the water", etc.
Interestingly, I find myself that I have/had to remind myself about every ten seconds or so to bring the attention to what I am doing. This makes it a
pain in the butt type of method, but one that really does retrain the mind. Especially if we successfully do this for about 30 days so that we
establish a new pattern of behaviour.
More importantly this process, among others, allows us to become the Master of our Actions as it bring us to more clarity in the moment so that we are
no longer being reactionary to any impetus around us, but that we choose what our actions will be. This is perfectly illustrated with Anger, where
most people react in anger and become a victim, so to speak, of themselves.
In anger we feel an incrediable power, which scares most people due to it's strength. So I learned to close my eyes and breathe. Counting was a waste
of time as we only count angrily, lol. But by shutting out everything when closing our eyes for that moment, we allow ourselves to notice just our
breath, and by doing so we change the dynamic, we become the one in control. You still feel the power within, but you are more capable of choosing
what you do rather than simply be swept up in the moment.
So I thank you for this well times OP and hope that more people GET IT.