Family interactions can be stressful, particularly this time of year. Are you responding from a place of love or a place of fear? Do you live in love or fear?
Everyday of your life you have two choices; to live from a place of Love or to Live from a place of Fear. Under the category of Love is just Love. Under the category of fear is greed, anger, jealousy and every negative emotion you can experience as a human being. Start to pay attention to what motivates your behaviour. Do you live in Love or Fear?
Pay attention to how you live
Non-violence is at the root of all Eastern Philosophies. If you practice being kind to yourself you will automatically maintain harmonious relationships with both your outer and inner worlds.
In our last post we talked about the fact that, our true nature is that of peace and harmony, we are Love. Pure and perfect.
Since we know that we cannot change anything we are not aware of this Christmas season presents a great opportunity to observe your patterns and habits in how your relate to others, and how this shows up in your body.
As you spend time with family and friends over this holiday season pay attention to when you are expanding in to love and when are you contracting into fear. Do you live in love or fear?
Can you recognize these distinctions in your body and your breath?
How does it feel to practice living in love?
How does it feel when you default to living in fear?
Can you recognize when you are having a reaction based in fear?
The Art of Becoming Present
When you notice that you are having a reaction based on old information that is bringing you into fear, practice instead the art of becoming present.
Come back to the present moment.
See the situation in a new and novel way and ask yourself what am I grateful for in this moment?
Practicing gratitude does four amazing things:
- It brings you back to the present moment
- Connects you to your true nature – which is love
- It makes you feel lightness, happiness and joy
- Releases endorphins relaxing the muscles and tissues of your body and can reduce your pain.
As Eckhart Tolle the author of The Power of Now says “the present moment holds the key to liberation.”
Life is a journey, a practice. So nothing needs to be perfect. We are all life-long students. Keep observing, stay present to your thoughts, words and actions. Keep Love in your heart and in your thoughts, words and actions.
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