Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stay Centered

Sunny day, warm desert breeze and here I am walking barefoot in the clover.  It’s a beautiful day today…much like every day.  It doesn’t matter what the weather is, it doesn’t matter the things you seem to struggle with, every day alive is a beautiful day.  We get so caught up sometimes in the silly things that don’t really matter all that much.  When we grow weary and tired, we allow ourselves to get caught up in trivial things that don’t really bring your life much purpose.  I’m talking mostly of those times when the ego gets you pulled into unworthy battles.
We’re all guilty of it at different points in our lives and for different reasons but I think the challenge is and always will be returning to soul consciousness and seeing every situation through the eyes of love.  Only then can we find a true solution and resolve conflicting emotions.  There is so much going on in our lives all the time and in order to make sure we can stay in touch with our souls, there is one thing we really must learn to do…return to nature in some way.  For those in the city, take a walk in the park or cultivate house plants and potted flowers.  For those in suburban areas, go find a place to walk and appreciate the beauty in your surroundings…even neighborhood streets and trees can bring you comfort and those in rural areas…step outside and take a deep breath!  No matter where you are you can connect with nature in some way.
It’s important to stay grounded in life with so many crazy things we have to contend with but its so important to slow down, choose to stop the chaotic thoughts and just breathe.  If you’re having a stressful day and go for a quick walk and focus on nothing but breathing in and breathing out, you’d be surprised at how much you can calm and center yourself.  Staying centered is key to remaining in a healthy psychological position…strong enough to deal with what life presents you with.  In happy times—stay centered.  In sad times—stay centered.  Don’t float away and yet, don’t level yourself too much.  Balance, calm, peace—being in the present without regret for the past or worry of the future can help bring you there.
I hope you have a great day…breathe, look up at the sky and smile just because you can.

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