In daily life we can become so caught up in the “brokenness” of the world that we don’t value time to ourselves and those activities that enable us to reconnect with the centre of our being in the quest for wholeness. We may spend 24 hours taking care of the needs of the body, although how many of us remember to take some time out to peruse those activities that nurture the deeper parts of our self, to find deeper connection with ourselves and with the world.
The idea of “the centre” is central to many of the worlds cultures and often times is depicted through symbology and metaphor… of a journey… moving from a place of alienation, crisis, symptoms, a break in belonging …… to a return, to the centre, awakening to place of connection at the core of our being that is blessed.
To forget this connection may lead to suffering, “self-remembering and self-observing versus sleep walking and forgetting” The former a place of self-transcendence of belonging to a higher power, a place of interconnectedness with all life and the later a place of being identified with alienating ideas that are fear driven, control and dominance, a lonely place to be.
Implementation of various practices makes room for a process of discovery, facilitating connection with additional perspectives and resources. Choose a practice that resonates with you and aligns with your passions, values and beliefs. After 21 days of enjoying this practice it will become “unconsciously competent” meaning: you do it automatically as it becomes integrated into your life style for the long term.
In today’s day an age we have an array of such activities and practices available to us that can facilitate such a journey. From Breathing awareness, Muscle relaxation, Yogic techniques, Heart centring, Grounding techniques, walks in nature, meditation, talking to a friend, Art, Dance and being in nature. The important thing is to choose a practise that resonates with you, that you love and that is easy to integrate into your life.
Once you have chosen your practice, spend as long as you like, immersing yourself as a means of deeper connection and relatedness to expand feelings of self beyond boundaries, allowing connectedness and a sense of belonging to a “Higher Power “He/She/ Its.
In this way we nurture the deeper parts of self, as nourishment for the soul. Happiness comes from within and is often times accessed through a process of purification. With the intent to anchor yourself in this state and carry it with you thought the day, making you strong whilst being the witness of all taking place. Like a big rock that remains calm in a stormy sea, you can remain unshaken between the crash of breaking worlds and wear the mark of your peace that comes from your experience of something more…
and remember that transformation rewards daily practice, consistency of practice. Once you find your practice, don’t be a “Post whole digger” meaning: don’t keep switching and changing. Keep diving deeper and deeper, staying in the one place long enough to find water… “untold treasures within”.