“The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.” —Marianne Williamson
When we meditate on a regular basis, we develop what is known as “witnessing awareness”—the ability to calmly and objectively observe a situation, acknowledge when we are being triggered, and consciously choose how we want to respond. Instead of feeling stuck in knee-jerk reactions and conditioned patterns of behavior, we free ourselves to make choices that will help us fulfill our deepest desires for love, fulfillment, and happiness.
In today’s meditation we will deepen our experience of witnessing awareness as we practice staying present with our emotions. So often there is a tendency to judge certain feelings as “negative” or “wrong.” We may resist feeling these emotions but this only increases our pain. Every emotion has a valuable message for us, and as we allow ourselves to feel and hold each emotion in loving awareness, our relationship with our self and with everyone in our lives will become more authentic and whole.
Our centering thought for today is:
“I release and my heart is at peace.”
Our Sanskrit mantra for today is:
“Om Anandham Namah.” My actions are blissfully free from attachment to outcome.
Today set the intention to consult your heart before you act on any emotion. Your heart is a reliable guide that helps you experience empathy, compassion, and love. The heart is the seat of emotional intelligence, and it allows you to get in touch with your true self. It nurtures all of your relationships by reminding you to see yourself in the other. See through the eye of your heart and you open the doorway to manifesting the life and relationships you most desire. — Deepak & Oprah
In today’s meditation we were able to reflect on this concept of honour.
When we chose honour and compassion when we are confronted with an irritating situation or person we are able to look past our initial stress and get to the root of our dis-ease. If we are unable to see past this anger or irritation, if we are not able to stop, breathe, and inquire within, our own guilt will surface. We will create dis-ease within our Selves and in those around us. We will become creators of pain. The only way afterword to heal is to come to terms with what and why it happened, and look at ourselves with compassion.
Deepak asks us if we would rather be a prisoner of the past or pioneer of the future?
People or situations that push our buttons, only push us to learn and demonstrate honourable compassion and surrender in love. If not, if we choose to allow it to change our inner compassion it will only push us farther away from what we desire.
Our hearts can soften in these moments if we stop and look through the eyes of our hearts at not just the situation or person, but ourselves. Wrap your arms around your suffering moment, acknowledge it, and then accept it with a loving embrace. It is here that you experience joy as you practice honourable release.
Rumi says, “If you will be irritated by every rub how will your mirror be polished?”
My actions are blissfully free from attachment to outcome. I release and my heart is at peace. Namaste.