If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
We’ve all felt it, walking out of yoga class, looking at the mountains, strolling by the ocean. With our attention mobilized, another dimension opens for us, just as we are, right where we are. Suddenly, we are living in intense present-moment awareness. Life can be difficult, but the light of consciousness can be in us!
Everything we need is here inside.
With a receptive attention, we can perceive the subtle energy animating us. A sacred energy is coming into us at every instant, just hidden from our usual mind. Recognizing its touch takes us from self-awareness across the threshold into awakening.
Seeing is freeing.
A way in is to observe our bodies with a neutral eye. We can observe our posture, facial expression, and breath, now. Shifting attention into observing mode makes a connection that opens us to higher states. All parts—mind, body, feelings—coming together for a moment permits perception of the finer energy animating the whole.
When we live in the stream of conscious awareness, preoccupations drop away on their own. Something much more compelling is now on the scene! The Goodness of it flowing through us changes everything. No one part can take over. There is balance. There is freedom from fear and being anxious. Peace is restored. Love and compassion appear—compassion for ourselves as well. We vibrate higher with a subtle energy that is not ours but what we are, beyond form.
We bring our best when we live in attention.
Even our dedicated inner critic—“I’m this, I’m that, I must, I should”—can become the very reminder that we can wake up. If our world has contracted, if we get hooked by one thought or one feeling, we know it’s not the whole story! Discouraged? Confused? What is animating even that commentary? The question prompts a look inside. Attention mobilizes, goes wide, perhaps even opens into light-filled space where there is no “should.”
Waking up lights us up.
We don’t have to be a certain way to wake up. At any moment, the only thing that needs to change is where the attention is.
More and more, with attending to presence, staying collected, returning, we live in a new way. Like an inner sun coming out. Consciousness blazes up, and we are altogether different creatures here for the moment. Companions together in pure attention.