We Are All Human Beings
Most of my life I have been a driven person, moving at a fearsome speed with determination...Lately though, my speed and determination have been forced to slow down and practice mindfulness. I believe many of us in America lose sight of the reality that we are human beings and not human doings! Be present. Be mindful. We all have purpose and meaning, no matter what life circumstance we are in the midst of. Are you aware? I am slowly learning that it is totally possible to feel loved and supported for my very being, and not my doing.
To cultivate this life approach of mindfulness is not easy, nor does it happen at fearsome speeds. However, it is doable! It will require courage, patience, and willingness to change and do the work. Are you willing??? You see we all face life challenges physically, spiritually and mentally. When we choose to be willing and mindful, we can be enlightened with purpose and peace.
Within the past few months, I have been challenged mentally, spiritually, and physically. I have not been with much ease in my muddy waters! My chronic pain has began to dominate my mind and become physically unavoidable. It has been approximately 7 years since I have had to endure chronic pain daily and unavoidably. At times I find myself, exhausted and irritable from lack of deep sleep, anxious, stressed, worried, hopeless, depressed, and even angered having to endure such levels of physical pain.
Desiring to exist like a lotus at ease in muddy waters, I continue to seek and take action towards relief. I have learned that suffering occurs on two levels. The first known as primary suffering, is our raw data sent to our brain. The secondary suffering, is made up of all our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and memories associated with the pain. Once you begin to practice mindfulness, and understand the underlying mechanisms of your pain, you can begin to temper its power and the hold it has over you. (You Are Not Your Pain).
With such wisdom, I choose to take one step at a time, to upgrade my life being and not allow myself to fall into the pit of doings. As turbulent as my pain, thoughts, and emotions may take me for a ride, I will continue to seek understanding, stay active, and choose life! What life obstacle or challenge do you desire to move through with ease, and practice mindfulness in???