Like I promised, here’s the next tip on how you can enjoy the holidays.
Feed your meditative mind daily and it will feed your life. Meditation is used to set the foundation of your being; to set the foundation so you are connected to the vastness of your self so you can connect to that in others.
Sadhana is this feeding of the essence of you first each day but it is not a thing in and of itself. Aradhana means bringing that attention, that vastness into your day. This is the more challenging part. It can be a struggle to pay attention when you’re engaged in daily activities; learning to not bifurcate yourself. We call it multitasking. It actually fractures you. When you’re eating, then eat. Try not to let your mind wander to the past or future. When talking with someone on the phone, don’t be sending emails at the same time. When you’re walking, walk and add a chant such as Sa, Ta, Na, Ma (truth is your identity) or Wahe Guru ( The ecstasy of all is within everything) and pay attention to the ground under each step.
These are just simple practices to allow you to see into other people more profoundly; to create the quiet mind where you can see and truly hear the other. We waste so much energy in mindless self chatter. Running over who we are currently upset with and why or who said what to us or who messed up a project or… (really lots to go through). When you truly focus and get present, you get the gift of the other, the gift of the situation.
I saw this young couple yesterday fighting. He got out of the car and she stayed in but every few seconds she would open the car door and in an extremely emotional and blaming voice yell something at him… She was quite good looking and you could tell that the young man was totally flummoxed about what in the world he was supposed to do with this burning, screeching thing that he thought he knew. He didn’t hear of Hug the Bitch but men, that is EXACTLY what to do. Run at the howling dog chasing you. Hold the woman who has gone off the deep. Tell her you love her, not even when she is acting like this just that you love her. She is smart she can figure the rest out. You can only do this when you are willing to be present with what is, beyond what it looks like it is. When you have a quite mind you can make the right calculations of life.
During the Holidays and beyond, we need to bring our kindness, patience, and strong nervous system to the party. They are always necessary.
Join me on Tuesday December 17th at Noon PT for my complimentary teleclass, 5 Juicy Secrets to Holiday Ease. You will get 5 priceless tips so you can experience a luscious happy holiday and kick the stress out the door! PLUS here is a gift I just completed that is perfect for the holidays. You will be so relaxed when you finish this. Treat yourself to the real treats. Love YOU so you can love others.
Wahe Guru love to you,