Awakening is the process of releasing the things that block us from seeing clearly.
“Expecting an epiphany – some single moment of insight that will forever banish the experience of fear, anger, neediness – may prevent us from noticing the slow and almost imperceptible ways spiritual practice subtly transforms us. With patience and perseverance, our habitual reactive patterns slowly erode, until one day we find ourselves in a situation that had always made us anxious – and we notice the anxiety is gone.”
Lessons will present themselves over and over until we no longer need them. The sheer repetitiveness of this process provides the opportunity to utilize the tools we have cultivated as well as learn that we can overcome them. Eventually, the repetitive pattern dissolves and leaves our life experience. This is how you know you have had a breakthrough.
The awakening spirit will be in the midst of intense circumstances and suddenly realize how differently they are facing the challenge. This surge of awareness brings with it a sense of gratitude, humor and empowerment.
Know that you are right where you need to be. Be patient with the pace of change you are experiencing because it’s likely far more profound than you realize.
Today my intention is to see every moment as an opportunity to awaken.