My meditation this morning took me to this beautiful place. We all strive for perfection but only few of us realise that the perfection is in the journey. There will always be cracks because that is how the light gets in (quote from Leonard Cohen). And without the cracks there would be no journey. Our growth is the perfection.
I thought about this. In my past job I used to always be in a hurry, i woud beat myself up if I didnt do things perfect, if I didnt complete them within the time frame I wanted to or if things didn’t turn out perfect. Yet when I let go of all the pressure and perfection things flow. When I let go my productivity goes up, I have great ideas without searching hard and of course things don’t get to me as easily. This is when the process and the journey become the perfection.
Every morning I meditate before I head out the door. I find it sets me up for the day. I feel more balanced and grounded. This practice gives me a chance to process things that are happening in my life and helps to remove blockages too.
This morning I completed a mediation by Davidji on Attention. If you have never heard of Davidji make sure you check out his meditations that you can listen to for free on Soundcloud. Very rarely do I get goose bumps when I meditate but with Davidji.
The meditation was all about attention. What you put your attention on is where your energy goes and what is most likely to expand in your life. However it is just as important what your intention is. Do you have an intention of love or perhaps fear? In other words what type of energy, positive or negative, are you putting into your attention? What would you like more of in your life?
Life is like a rollercoaster. Some days it feels like we are on top of the world. Other days we wish things were going according to our expectations. This can be compared to the seasons in a year. We go through rough winters that can often shape us and teach us lessons. In spring we sow the needs for our harvest. Perhaps we put in extra hours in building our business or in learning a new skill. By the time summer arrives things are in full bloom and we are starting to harvest from our efforts. During autumn we finish harvesting and also store extras away for when winter comes around.
Today I am grateful for friendships. I am referring to special bonds that stand the test of time. No matter whether you are going through good or bad times, that friend that is there for you to eat chocolates with, pick you up when you are down and is able to sing back the song of your heart if you have forgotten the lyrics. These relationships should always be treasured with love.
Today I talked to someone that only just recently shaved his hair off. I asked why he had made the decision. He continued that he was currently undergoing chemotherapy and his hair had started to fall out.
I am grateful today that I am healthy and simply to enjoy another day on this beautiful earth. As I write this I was thinking we take the little things for granted until I realised that most often it is the bigger things we take for granted. We take it for granted to be alive. We take it for granted to be healthy and yes we take it for granted to be able to walk. It is often that until we no longer have something that we take it for granted.
Today take time to enjoy what you may consider normal and be fully present in that moment.