Day 10: The Inward Journey: If you do what your Irish Mammy says, you will always find your way home.
It has been an incredible honor for me to be out here blogging in cyberspace, every Monday and Wednesday and to observe that at times, I have up to 70 people reading my posts. I hope you are enjoying reading them as much as I like writing them. Like you I see myself as a student of life, always learning and asking why?
It is fantastic when you think about it, us humans, live, eat, sleep, procreate and die just like every other animal on this planet we call Earth. Any yet, for some strange reason we can read and write thus allowing us the opportunity to do as we wish. Furthermore, every solitary single human-being in the whole wide world, is unique. I am unique. You are unique. And, behind all that again there is something else that is not quite human, something which is beyond words, beyond activity and definitely beyond the brief of this blog! But that will not stop me from trying to understand and share my thought with you.
Since we started on May 27th we have looked at ways to discover our ‘True Potential’ ,as well considering the actions and beliefs that are harmful to health. We began in late May by looking at that inner dialogue that chatters consistently inside the mind and we called this inner babbling black noise. Then, we considered different ways to silence this black noise, including Progressive Muscle Relaxation- Day 4 on 17th June, Meditation- Day 2 & 3 in early June respectively. We noted that the practice of meditation allows us to become aware of subtle transformations in our entire being, body mind and spirit. Experiencing the abiding silence within, settles the mind. When the mind is still we call this mindfulness.
When we are mindful we give our full attention to any activity no matter what it is, which means that we become energized rather than drained by action. In Day 7 – July 8, we looked at how to exercise mindfully. We mindfully tackled those ‘hated’ jobs on Day 8 – 22nd July as well as eating chocolate! Just for the fun of it!
Breath work is so important that we focused on it a lot, almost in every post there was a breath exercise. In this post there is an exception.
All of this activity is a journey towards something which I like to call The Real Me. As I have said so often I am not a theologian, I am more of a seeker, searching with you for the miraculous behind all things. This state of ‘Grace’ can be momentarily experienced during moments of silence, contemplation and meditation
As the famous writer and theologian Mark Twain says
‘Meditation shatters the illusion that we are separate from God, and each other and our world’
Note to self.
So let’s keep on trucking my friends, together we will find a way.
See you next week.