“Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest and let the spirits fly in and out.” Rumi, Persian poet, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic
What is life? Hmmm. I’m sure it means different things to different people and as I’ve reflected on it I find that, for me, it means having the ability to grow. Sounds simple doesn’t it? What does life mean to you?
I feel Rumi’s words resonate deep within my heart. I imagine my heart space opening and bring my awareness there. I quiet my thoughts and feel! Ahhhh. When I’m in this space I feel that anything is possible and the sky is the limit. I realize that any limitation I feel is of my own making! Ugh! I remember the times I find wisdom and clarity when I’m in this place. I recognize that when I’m not in my heart space it’s easier to feel confused, conflicted, fearful, indecisive, resistant, and stuck! Why do I ever leave my heart space? LOL
I agree with Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar, philosopher, author, and activist when she said, “I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy.” Imagine fearlessly celebrating expansive personal growth rather than remaining fearful and stagnant? Why not let go of the past and worry about the future and fill the space with possibilities in the present? After all, the only time is really now, isn’t it?
When the movies from my past begin to run and I begin to second guess my choices and feel regret or guilt I’m aware that I’m no longer in my heart space and I lean more into acceptance and learning from my experience. I take some deep breaths and bring my awareness to the center of my chest, my heart space, and feel the love I Am and open to receive love from Source. I know that I’m loved beyond all measure. I also remember that there are many futures and the choices I make now will determine which future path will emerge.
We all have the opportunity to choose to open to life or to resist it. Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk reminds us that, “Life is available only in the present moment.” So true! I choose to continue fearlessly and joyfully on the path of life and personal growth! How about you? Remember, it’s our choice!
If you are interested in more personal support, together, we can explore releasing resistance to being the best you can be which includes: old habits, behaviors, past life influences, emotions, and the illusion of what you are not.
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