Joseph Campbell once said “ We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” So if we feel like we are losing our minds right now, it is wonderful to take a PAUSE. To officially just stop for a moment and to gather yourself before you go back to the daily activity. But one of the many beauties of mindfulness is the different ways it can bring your closer to yourself and to your being.
People have so many ideas about mindfulness, how ungodly it is, how woo-woo it might seem. But is all comes down to pure gratefulness and pure wisdom. To optimize wellbeing and minimize harm. So to feel anxiety and panic is a very normal reaction for us to feel right now. Rumi once said: “Today like every other day we wake up anxious or scared. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the earth.” So there are hundreds of ways to wake up and be what’s called for in the moment. This is experience is beyond religion, faith and belief, it is about feeling awakened. The world needs that clarity, determination and liberation from us right now. That is compassionate mindfulness.
So when you are ready to take a moment by moment experience of your life to take a deep diver into the inner landscape of your life. Pay close attention to yourself right now. Don’t miss a moment. You may be feeling discomfort of not knowing what is beyond, the joyful anticipation of what the next chapter of life brings but allow your practice, whatever your mindfulness practice may be; meditation, body movement, just sitting in silence. Once you get still, get your heart quiet and listen. Trust that experience. The good news is …there is no right time, space, to practice. Your practice is always open waiting for you to say hello.