Yes there is a lot going on right now.
Maybe when we are still, we can make more sense of things.
We get perspective.
We eventually notice that there is watching happening, there is awareness. Awareness that can observe the mind.
Awareness that can observe the reactions and judgements.
Awareness of our thought patterns. Oh so many thought patterns!
Awareness that eventually might see the old habit of how we invent ‘me’.
We invent ‘me’ according to how we see ourselves, not how others see us. A perfectly natural mind invention. Perhaps we eventually see that mind invention as a fiction, even if we still use it.
Being still also allows us to be aware of subtle body sensations than can tell us so much.
- Perhaps that feeling in the gut of being nervous about the next step.
- Or that feeling in the heart-space of being unloved or not good enough.
- Or that feeling in the throat of wanting to say something and perhaps feeling blocked somehow.
When we notice feelings, they may not all be blissful, but we notice them.
We notice what is real right now and perhaps recognise that that is more real than not noticing.
In stillness we can understand ourselves better.
Maybe that helps us to understand what we perceive as ‘other’ as well. Maybe there is less other, and more ‘one-ness’. Maybe there is more empathy and compassion.
We may not get all the answers, but perhaps we get enough to be okay right here and now on our path.
Maybe we get insight or inspiration.
Maybe we create space for a solution to a problem to bubble up.
Why not make time to be still and see what there is for you to notice today? I’d love to know how you go.
Much more meaning than is teased out here can be taken from these cards, this is just a start. I’d love your feedback and look out for my blog about the next card soon.
You can purchase your own set of these ‘Yoga off the mat, contemplations to enrich your practice’ cards from the store HERE and postage is free in Australia. They make a perfect gift too.
The gorgeous original picture on the front of each card is by Gayle Stone Art.