Have you been struggling to find the real you?
Especially in times of change, us humans grapple to find meaning and purpose in our lives; a sense of belonging. We are often left with the feeling that our circumstances must change in order for us to find peace with who we are.
Our mind starts to work in overdrive as it slips from the past to the future – causing us to ask ourselves what we might have done differently in the past or what we “should do” differently going forward.
It is our minds – our egos, rather – that cause us to catastrophize our lives and that force us into needless suffering over situations that are not actually in our control. And we allow ourselves to go there almost effortlessly because we are so used to living within the mindset of doing over being.
It’s really just our mind’s response to fear – the ego taking the driver’s seat in our lives.
What if there was a simple way to eliminate internal suffering and find a sense of peace in the present?
It’s easy with intention and practice – all it requires is a shift from thinking about situations with our minds to feeling them with our hearts.
“When we learn to de-identify with our fear-based egos, we are free to live as the love that we are.” Rachel Gordon
The truth is, you are not your thoughts. You are not your mind. You are not your ego. The mind is an important tool that helps us detect danger and helps prolong our survival. However, it can start to interfere with our present peace.
The only place where we do any type of living is THIS VERY MOMENT. Getting caught up in our minds and thinking prevents us from truly living.
Here are four ways to help you embody the love that you truly are already:
- Stop thinking. Allow the voice in your head to become a tv that’s on but in the background.
- Notice your feelings. Scan your body from your toes to the crown of your head looking for places with sensation.
- Use your senses. Notice what you see, smell, hear, taste and/ or feel in your immediate surroundings.
- Practice Non-Judgemental Compassion. Embody the loving kindness that you are.
Please contact Rachel Gordon if you have questions about Buddhist psychology and integrative, holistic techniques to address mental health issues and promote total body wellness. If you live in the Denver/ Castle Rock area and would like to learn more about what Rachel has to offer through Humble Warrior Therapy, please call (303) 688-6698 or click here to schedule.
Tags: Buddhist Psychology, Holistic Health, Living in the Moment, Love, Mindfulness, Wellness