Be in the Moment

Life is an experience and journey, not a destination. In order to be totally at peace and living in bliss, one must live in the present moment. Stop what you are doing now. What do you smell? What do you hear? What colors are the lights around you? How are you breathing? Can you feel your heart beating? Are your toes cold or hot? Be in the moment.

There are many books that teach meditation. But one thing most books fail to teach is that meditation is a personal experience. One must visualize a scene, place, object or thing that makes them most at peace and feeling in total bliss. Hold on to that visual, and now take slow breathes in and out evenly through the nose. What are you smelling in that perfect scene? What are you hearing in that perfect scene? What are feeling on your skin from that perfect scene? Be in the moment of that scene.

Meditation is about practice and habit. If you want to run a marathon, you have to be diligent and work your body out everyday in a specific pattern. The same goes for meditation. Try 5 minutes your first few days. Another exercise that a spiritual mentor once taught me was to focus on a flame of a free-standing candle. Every time a thought comes into mind, dispense it by refocusing on the colors of the flame – the beauty of the flame and its aura. You will know when you are ready to go a step further into meditation without the use of the candle. No time limit can be put on you. Remember its exercise. Your body and mind will let you know.

Another key element of meditation is to allow yourself to change your perception of time. Honestly, there is no such thing as time if you really think about. Time is solely based on the universes planetary rotations around major energy forces. Throw out resolutions out the window. Start today on improving your spirits. Start slow if you have to. You can not do a crash course on spiritual awakening. You can not force your awakening either. When humans are children, some children develop faster than others but in the end we all reach a common place for the most part. Embrace that journey of learning and experiencing the moments. All those past moments happen to develop us for our life’s long purpose.

I apologise to my readers for not writing in a long time. I have overcome some health issues. And at a later date I will share my story and experience of my illness and how I found a way to recover. I am sure my story will be able to heal thousands of woman across the country.

Changing for the better

When we decide that we want to live a better life spiritually, physically and mentally, we must act at a pace in which our individual being allows. The biggest mistake is to change one’s behavior based on someone else’s measures or accomplishments. We all have different temperaments. If we do not, we will incur unnecessary  stresses to the mind, body and spirit. Also the most effective way to make changes in one’s state is by making gradual changes to one’s entire state. For example, if one does not make efforts to change his behavior of negative thoughts and actions towards other people while simultaneously wanting to go on a diet, the outcome of a healthier body may not be effective. How so? A person must work gradually and cohesively on his mind, body and spirit. The mind, body and spirit work together to create a healthy balance within the individual.

As Francis Bacon (1561-1626) stated in his Essay “Of Regimen of Health”:

“For strength of nature in youth passeth over many excesses, which are owing a man till his age. Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied. Beware of sudden change in any great points of diet, and if necessity enforce it, fit the rest to it. For it is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one. Examine thy customs of diet, sleep, excercise, apparel, and the like; and try, in any thing thou shalt judge hurtful, to discontinue it by little and little; but so, as if thou dost find any inconvenience by the change, thou come back to it again: for it is hard to distinguish that which is generally held good and wholesome, from that which is good particularly, and fit for thine own body. To be free-minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and of sleep and of excercise, is one of the best precepts of long lasting.”