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In the emotional waters of life you can find stillness in the space between your thoughts. Turbulence is caused by an overactive mind that is reacting to the external world. Quiet your mind so that you can respond to life with a calm, intuitive heart.
“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
Finding stillness in a world of distractions takes practice. Here are a variety of ways to create inner stillness: exercising, dancing, practicing yoga, creating art, listening to music, being in nature, sitting still and doing nothing, and meditating.
Find stillness by getting out of your head and into your body. Engaging in exercise that you enjoy provides an opportunity for your mind to be quiet. Dancing is a form of exercise that allows you to move your body spontaneously to the beat...
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The art of making space begins from within. The outer world is a reflection of the inner world so it makes sense to create space from the inside out. When you lighten up physically, mentally and emotionally you make room for what really matters in life.
“When you let go of what no longer serves you, you create space for what’s meant to be.”
Getting rid of toxins from the body makes space for vibrant health; letting go of disempowering thoughts and beliefs frees up mental space for creative thinking; and releasing emotional trauma from the heart makes room for love to grow.
Toxins can be removed from the body with: cilantro, dandelion tea, celery juice, lemon water and wild blueberries along with a healthy dose of sunshine. Detoxing will make space for your body to absorb the nutrients you get when you eat real organic food.
You can let go of a false belief by asking: “Is it really true?” Simply by bringing...
Struggle comes from living with a mistaken identity. It’s the result of over-identifying with a wounded ego that’s struggling to survive. When you identify more with your soul and less with your ego, the tug-of-war between fear and love will have a happy ending.
Declare “I Am Giving Up Struggle” and reflect on this quote by bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates: “When you give up struggle, there’s a kind of love.”
When you’re struggling in a relationship, your ego is in charge and pulling you into its fear-based belief system. When you’re at ease, your soul is in charge and pulling you towards unconditional love. You can tell which part is in control by the way you feel.
Imagine paddling a kayak upstream. Giving up the struggle is simply turning your kayak around and going downstream. There is a river of well-being flowing to you at all times. When you stop resisting, and relax into the flow of...
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