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Originally posted by bringthelight
Imagine at school or at work people taking 10 min at the start and finish of their day to meditate. Could you imagine how different things would be?
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Am I exaggerating when I believe that 90% of our "problems" would naturally dissolve if we could just "sit and be" for 10 minutes a day...?
Originally posted by WonderfulWorld
Sorry to burst in, but I just cannot relax when I read about those bailouts, robbing us, destroying our financial system. What do you recommend? To just forget about it? Not to worry about corrupt law makers? How can we 'live the moment' given the enormous troubles we face today?
[edit on 31-3-2009 by WonderfulWorld]
Originally posted by hotfoot982
I completely loved that. Believe it or not but Ive been doing a lot of what you said.
A lot I just break down and forget everything. I feel something soft as if it was the first time ever and I love it. When you realize that anything can always be the first time its amazing.
If you forget everything its a beautiful sensation (at least to me).
Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Open them and look at the world. Look at all the colors. Its amazing.
Thank you for writing this :-)
Originally posted by Tayesin
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.