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Silence Is Golden!

BUSYThe world is a very noisy place these days and silence something that many people actively avoid. I consider myself a reasonably conscious human being and yet I find myself doing the very same thing even though I know perfectly well that being silent is a great way of tuning in to deeper feelings and sensations. So what is so hard about simply sitting in silence? On my lunch break when I work a full day I usually go out to the balcony where I can breathe fresh air and see the sky and feel the wind on my face. And I know that once I’ve finished eating that the best way of spending the rest of my break time is to sit in meditation. Then the next thing I know I’m looking at Facebook on my phone and getting caught up in all of that stuff and I only manage a few minutes of actually sitting in stillness.

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And yet sitting silently with deep feelings has been a huge part of my healing and growth. I know how valuable it is from my own experience but it is still a struggle to make myself stop and just sit. Our society doesn’t place any value in such an activity and we are indoctrinated at an early age to get out there and do things rather than spend time sitting around daydreaming. The phrase “Silence is Golden” is about being quiet while you work hard at what you’ve been told to do. The idea that there might be some benefit in the space created by silence gets lost as we pursue the next goal or task. Houses are full of the sound of television and our roads resound with engines and brakes and horns.

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So how can we rewrite this programming? How can I deliver on my promise to myself to do more regular meditation? Force of will is not a method that appeals to me but as I get more and more frustrated I am ready to try just about anything! Making a witnessed commitment in the last few posts has also been a failure up to this point. I’m feeling tired as I write this and my brain feels completely stymied and yet an answer floats up almost immediately. It consists of one word, gratitude. When you feel grateful your mood shifts and thus it is an elegant way of moving from one state of consciousness to another. So if I am wanting to be quiet and am meeting resistance the best response I can make is to fill that space with all the things that I am grateful for. It almost seems too good to be true but it does give me an easy technique to apply in my quest for inner peace and outer prosperity.

gratitude and abundance

roseIt’s worth a shot anyway, maybe even a gratitude diary where I write down all the things in my life that I am grateful for. As a lover of improvisation I will probably make it up as I go along ! And who knows what will happen as I spend more and more time in meditative spaces, many of the thorny issues I’m currently facing may turn into beautiful roses smelling sweet!

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

The HeartFire Gateway.

It’s challenging to rustle up the energy to write a post when you are feeling sick, the voice is slightly better but still very tired in spite of plenty of sleep. But I am forging ahead, my guidance last night told me what I had to put in this post and not much else really so it’s obviously important! The Daily Activation of Light meditation (http://www.teloschannel.com/), was easy to do and I felt really uplifted by it, but when I tried to do my usual sitting meditation I struggled to stay focused.

In the end what came through was that I had to write a post and include the link for the HeartFire Gateway, this is happening over 42 days and this is day 3, each day you receive an email with an image and a message. The first day was to inhale love and exhale gratitude, the second to enter the silence, access inner knowing, receive the guidance and to take action. There are such beautiful images and words in these offerings and they will only take a moment in your day. Imagine thousands of people around the globe doing this every day, building up the power of love, joining our hearts together!

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I am reminded of how simple things can actually be, I will see how I go with some more meditation today and just focus on my heart, breathing in and out through the heart is such a simple meditation but so deeply profound. If you would like to check out the HeartFire Gateway here is the link: www.HeartFireGateways.com

And who knows, activating my heart may help me to find the energy to write more posts, either that or perhaps to surrender into more sleep………..whatever is best for me and for all life everywhere……..may it be so.