Peace of mind is independent from our physical condition.
I AM privileged to volunteer with men and women undergoing cancer treatments. When we meet I typically hear that they are waiting to be cured. Once cured they will be happy and at peace. I get that. I was once a member of this club. I know firsthand the fears they are facing and the desire to be cured. But waiting for something to happen is striving and striving is of the ego. Not of Spirit. The present moment is where our Divine Power resides.
I thank God everyday for my teachers and the insight I learned early on after my diagnosis almost 30 years ago! I was taught to desire peace of mind - not just cure cancer. I have been on this journey of learning how to have that inner peace no matter what is going on within my body or my outer world. And I found it! Meditation has been the single most transformational tool I have towards inner peace.
I have been graced to sit, listen, talk, cry, pray and meditate with...
When you’re at peace with your life exactly as it is ~ the age you are right now~ the body you’re in right now ~ your circumstances right now ~ you actually transmit that vibration of energy and it impacts every living creature including plants, animals and even babies ~
What are you transmitting today? Is it in alignment with your core value of wanting more peace? What do you think living creatures experience in your presence? Hmm...
The amount of times I have said this affirmation to myself are too numerous to count. I learned it from Susan Jeffers in my 30’s when I was going through a divorce with three kids under the age of nine and a part time job. I was a big time worrier back then and a crisis mediator. Everything felt like a 911 event!
I continue to say it whenever fear pops up. Right now I AM back in a course with davidji called Deeper Still. It’s his advanced teacher training and I am doing it again to continue to push myself out of some comfort zones and limiting beliefs.
This week’s assignment calls for a five minute video of ourselves teaching a meditation class. I know how to teach a class ~ I conquered that challenge a few years ago. The fear emotions surface when I see myself in the camera doing the video recording. Then submitting it wondering what my teacher and mentor will think.
If the definition of stress is how we respond when our needs are not met then meditation can be viewed as the antidote to stress. Did you know that after years of speculation and skepticism, meditation has now been scientifically proven to:
lower our heart rate
slow and deepen our breathing
boost our immune system
increase our growth and sex hormones
help us manage pain
expand our sense of well-being
and, slow the fluctuations of our mind easing the non-stop swirl of thoughts
You didn't? Well now you know. What are you waiting for?