When I think about my relationship with myself, what comes to mind?
I must admit, the more thought I give this question, the more I see that I have a great relationship with myself. I don’t annoy myself, I don’t ignore myself, I enjoy myself when alone, I take care of myself, and most of all I like myself. I can keep myself busy easily, I’m never bored and I spend lots of quiet time to reflect upon myself. I like to improve myself, educate and treat myself well. I focus on myself without being egocentric. I enjoy without grandeur. I take care by allowing myself plenty of rest. I keep busy be practicing right thinking and studying. I always put myself first without being selfish. Everything I do is focused on the mental, not the physical process.
It doesn’t take much to do all of the above. It doesn’t take money or a lot of time. Make this line of thinking yours and ask yourself the same questions. See how you feel about yourself.
How do you find periods of quietness in a busy day, you ask? Yes, I have a fulltime job between my workshops and my writing commitments. But to me it’s all as natural as breathing. I have trained myself to think that way. I work it into my daily schedule.
It’s all about your priorities. Instead of going to the mall, I read a book…instead of going to the beauty parlor, I work on my goal list…you get the point. But that’s me; you will have a different routine. You will find your own groove.
I have always wondered who I am and why I am the way I am. Many of us ask that question at some point in our lives. We must realize that we have been, at least in our younger years, shaped by parents and family, community, religion and ethnicity, and education.
Yet as we mature, we often divert from those influences that had seemingly made a lasting impression. We all decided to make unique life choices and start drawing our own conclusions that may indeed vary from how we were raised; even so we keep many of the old beliefs. This certainly shows in the experiences we now encounter.
This is what I’ve learned so far: I am a mental being, looking for my purpose as I unfold the inherent intelligence within me. And if, as I am certain, the purpose of my life is to enjoy myself, then I am on the right path. I am consciously trying to accomplish this daily. What I am is a unique instrument born of the Universe, expressing life and serving my purpose by contributing to the Allness of Good.
In reality this process is already accomplished. The Allness of Good is already all there is. What I mean by this is that the Universe is made out of goodness and therefore we do not have to add to or interfere in it. However, we have to find and acknowledge, and then externalize all that is already positive within us.
In your daily mantra, say to yourself “I am all there is in my world” and live accordingly. Realizing that your world consists out of your perception of “your world” will bring your life experience to a different perspective. The realization of your importance, in an unselfish way, will make you a better person. It will give you the strength to move on gracefully and enable you to take care of your immediate environment. This newfound empowerment will ripple out affecting everyone that comes into contact with you.
When I need a wakeup call I head to a mirror and look right in it. That’s who I need to deal with – ME - here and now. My family portrait is contained in that one image.