“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.”
Awareness brings a new type of energy to any situation. We cannot control other people or the events of life as they unfold. We can, however, control how we choose to respond to them. The quickest way to a healthy, conscious experience is to cultivate peacefulness and balance before challenges arise. Make inner stillness a priority. Slow down, breathe, observe. When the ego demands that you react or opine, purposely choose to move into mindfulness, acceptance and compassion prior to taking action.
In the midst a cacophony, stillness can be accessed by dropping resistance to the chaos. Your acceptance is another gateway into stillness. As you practice being at peace with what is, you’ll discover new depths of perception and serenity. In every moment you have a choice, accept or reject. Whether pleasant or not, what is, is. Rejection takes us out of the stillness of the present moment while acceptance takes us deeper into it.
You are a source of love and light in the world. When things are quiet, stop and take a moment to actively listen to the silence and it will awaken your inner peace. Nature provides wonderful opportunities to connect with the present moment through stillness – let your awareness rest upon a flower, a tree, a stone, and allow them to teach you.