Sit Still & Move Forward

Hi there! "If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind!  The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation."  ~Chaung Tzu

So often we run around trying to fill our days with stuff.  We feel guilty when we sit still.  So many people feel like they have to be doing something, as if being still isn't doing something.  What are you trying to get away from anyway?  There are many ways to detach yourself from yourself and keeping busy is just as effective as the next thing.  What if you had free time and you spent it with yourself just listening in?  Really listening in and asking yourself questions along the way?

Have you ever just listened to yourself?  Have you listened and paid close attention to what you were thinking and what feelings went along with those thoughts?  Have you noticed how you try to escape various feelings either by ingesting something, hanging out with others, judging everyone around you, watching a video/tv/movie, shopping, or something equally as distracting?  Do you know what makes you tick?  Why you say what you say, do what you do, feel what you feel?  Do you consider these words, actions and beliefs are serving you consistently and are they in line with your gut instinct?  In other words, are you saying a lot in public and not doing it in private?  How close is your internal world with your external experience?

The truth of the matter is being still, checking in, holding your own space is where all healing and growth is synthesized.  It takes work to move from where you are to where you are going.  The great thing about it is that you only have to sit for a bit, be open and the information will flow to you, readily.  Oh, you also have to be willing to be uncomfortable.  Fully seeing yourself may be shocking for anyone who spends a lot of time wishing they were different from the person they are, even though they haven't spent much time with that person as of late.  At some point you will begin to enjoy your stuff, love it even, especially once you learn how all of the parts of you work together to keep you well, as well as you would allow.  It is then that you can release the parts that aren't elevating you and rise to your own occasion.