Sunday, December 18, 2016

Awareness Power

Mahatma Gandhi said, "I never let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet."

Through the power of awareness and in a centered state, we notice the temporary nature of harmful thoughts. We have the ability to choose thoughts that enrich us. They will become self-enhancing. In that way, we avoid the dirty feet of guilt and self-rejection.

Take time today to notice your stormy emotional "weather." Respond to it rather than suppressing the emotions through negative behavior or avoidance.

Pain, loss, and sadness are emotions - part of life. Suffering, guilt and resistance/avoidance are behavioral choices. Like physical training, mental training takes time and practice. Over time, mental muscles show strength.

Use writing to maintain centered awareness. Develop your sense of wonder. You will discover its indestructible quality!

Avoid the dirty feet today by noticing the world with all the senses.

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