Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many,
not on your past misfortunes, of which men have some.
~ Charles Dickens ~
Starting today, reflect and invite unlimited abundance and blessings into your life. Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and find the pure consciousness that exists in the gaps between your thoughts. For me, it’s sometimes difficult to find the silence between the gap of thoughts. I know it’s there but we often let our thoughts control our minds. It takes a lot of effort for me. How about you? So why is it so difficult to find the gaps of quite bliss? Perhaps all that previous conditioning? Reading too many books on multi-tasking? Feeling like you never will get caught up? As my Grandmother used to say … “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. ”
Eckhart Tolle said, “All things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind.” Ah, from beyond the mind. That inner place where the quiet mind IS awareness. Nature is a good place for me to feel awareness. It’s that place where I can be in awe, where everything knows how and when to do whatever it is that they do at just the right time. It’s a place to find things that really matter …. beauty, love, creativity, joy and most importantly, inner peace.
Today, I will make an effort to allow my mind to stop all the busy chatter, like thinking of what I have to do next or what has happened yesterday. Today, I will invite and reflect on the collective consciousness to inspire me and bask in the bliss of silence.
How do you stop your mind chatter?
How do you invite consciousness into your life?
How do you bask in the bliss of silence?
About the Photo: I happened upon this beautiful work of art while visiting the city of La Verne, California. I was in total awe of the beauty and workmanship of this unique piece being the tree-lover that I am. After I put the photo up on my screen, I noticed the reflections in the glass. How appropriate for this week’s photo challenge.
About the Artist: In 1985, Ruben Guajardo started his work on the doors for the La Verne Library, which took him three years to complete. The wood for the door came from a 500-year old oak tree that was a landmark in the town, which, because of the safety factors, had to be cut down and removed. When Ruben heard about the removal, he was eager to salvage the oak for this project as he grew up in the La Verne area and recalls climbing the tree as a child. He designed the doors as a gift to his parents and the people of La Verne, and now the rest of the world can now enjoy his workmanship.