Thought for Today 10.15.12:
“Unless we learn to face our own shadows (our false beliefs and fears we project on the world we see), we will continue to see them in others, because our world outside is simply a reflection of our thoughts and beliefs projected onto the world we see.”
We sometimes spend much of our day on auto pilot, not checking in to see how our heart is doing. We run on self will and often times wonder why we end up in off the ditch somewhere thinking thoughts that offer us nothing but stress and fear. There is a better way, by directing our thoughts to Joy, Peace, Harmony… This is a much more helpful choice when we start to veer off the path, and require vigilance and practice… Being Heart Centered offers some of the following practices:
- Learn and practice the art of deep listening.
- Learn and start practicing the fine balance of surrender and active redirection.
- Learn and start remembering that no one thought or feeling lasts forever or holds all power.
- Discover and ALLOW the Power of awareness to observe and give our Self time to respond.
So what does it “look” like to learn the art of deep listening? One thing that is required for this listening practice is to stop taking things personally and start checking in with our thinking and where our focus is being directed… in this part of listening we must stop thinking it has anything to do with outside of us, and recognize there is a Gift here FOR us, OR it simply would not be in front of US… We have decided to give up our Joy for what is in front of US… Something or someone says or does something that has triggered a reaction in us…
We decide to react to the person or situation with lack of Love, with fear, anger, judgement, withdrawal or attack. From this place we cannot hear/see what is being said/taught and as a result we lose our Joy (we are the teacher and the student and we are always teacher ourselves what we need as a student, this is why we say Thank you, Thank You, Thank YOU) when our focus is on what is really being said/taught (instead of how we are going to respond or defend) we can listen deeper and truly hear what is being taught… IF it disturbs US in anyway, we can ASK Wholly Spirit for assistance and for OUR mind to be healed, this is where the conflict IS, we ask something like “what is the false belief that is asking to be revealed therefore healed” OR “Wholly Spirit, I must have decided wrongly because I am not at Peace, I made the decision myself, I want to decide otherwise, because I want Peace” And from here, we can listen deeper, and HEAR what is being said/taught..
Another part of this that is required is that we actually have a desire for Peace more than ANY other outcome… IF we are looking to be “right” or to “win” the argument or to “prove” something, including how much smarter we are, how much injustice there is in the world (victimhood), how much “unfairness” there is in this situation, then we are simply NOT allow Peace to be our goal because we have any or all these other goals in conflict with our choice for Peace… I want the Peace of God/Creator/Source, to say these words is one thing, to actually MEAN them, would be EVERYTHING…