Do you feel your way into your own unique truth or do you feel stuck? How can truth be your own and unique? Will it lead you to experience unconditional love? Can it offer you a peaceful existence? The answer is, yes!
What To Embrace?
Differences may separate you from another, yet they are avenues to help you learn and develop your own truth. Embrace these paths that make you unique. Just because the other person has a perspective unlike your own is not a reason to get upset, it is an opportunity to diversify your field of being. As you expand in consciousness so will your ability to not sit in judgement of another opinion, lifestyle, or even a massive hurt that has been delivered to you. There are many teachers and many ways to live this life, but the main ingredient is you. How you feel, explore, reach, heal and even hurt in the moment. What resonates deep within you so profoundly or maybe just slightly, in the beginning? Allow yourself to breathe and just be. No resistance, no pressure, no expectations, just being.
What is Being?
The state of being is classified grammatically as a verb and verbs by definition show action. Yet, the state of being verbs actually show place: past, present, and future. They are “states”. Possibly you are familiar with this: being is doing. Reading this statement allows you to nod your head in agreement or scratch it. When being is doing, then a peaceful state exists. It is the full allowance of flow in one’s life experiences. Flow. Think of a stream moving over stones. The healthy water stays but a short time until it moves onward. The stagnant water is pooled and not allowed movement until a big storm comes and it is pushed out and back into the flow. The being is the movement of life as it should be, coursing over rocks, tossed about by storms, gentle at other times, and always navigating toward the larger body where it merges.
Can you feel this? Can you pull this analogy close to your heart and recognize the ebbs and flows in your life that have brought you to this day, to this experience, to this heartbreak, to this celebration? Master this one life lesson: allowance, not resistance. Our expectations and interpretations would then not disappoint, but be freed for exploration, learning and letting go.
A Worthy Practice
Here is a practice that has served me for years to make positive lasting changes in my life. I set an intention to make each day the first day of the rest of my life. Along with setting this intention, I filled my mind with rich words. These words were ‘tired and true’, wise and offered me much encouragement.
Some of my favorite quotes and sources to aid your practice
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
“What lies behind you and who lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies
inside of you.”
10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace by Wayne Dyer
“Failure is just a judgement. It’s just an opinion. It comes from your fears which can be
eliminated by love. Love for yourself. Love for what you do. Love for others. Love for the planet. When you have love with you, fear can not survive. Think about this ancient wisdom, ‘Fear knocked at the door. Love answered and no one was there.”
Various writings by Henry David Thoreau
“Things do not change, we change.”
“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be
solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness, weakness.”
The Words of Jesus and the Psalms (these passages particularly show the inclusion of all people, no matter who they are or what they have done with their lives).
“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
“It is not the will of my Father who is heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” Matt. 18:14
“All flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Luke 3:6
“When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself.” John 12:32
“The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that He has made. All Thy works
shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all Your saints shall bless You!” Psalm 145:9-10
Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life by Wayne Dyer
“Knowing ignorance is strength.
Ignoring knowledge is sickness.
Only when we are sick of our sickness will we cease to be sick.
The sage is not sick, but sick of sickness, that is the secret of health.” verse 71
Mindfulness, meditation, and a sense of wonder can aid you in expanding your inner intelligence, allowing you to vault over previous unknown horizons of possibilities. Julia’s Journal 8/16/15
Be well and be at peace within yourself my friend.
Julia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred. She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names: wife, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community.
Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully. Her passions are family, writing, and trail blazing. She is happily married in Western North Carolina. Please visit her blog here.