Learning to listen The work of Jon Kabat-Zinn is powerful to me. Somehow he distills the essence of an idea into a meaningful, thick and juicy morsel-
while not being too weighty. Learning about meditation and mindful living is an ongoing process, one that likely happens slowly over time. Perhaps we also see growth in little spurts, to tell us that we're engaged in the process.
'Perhaps the most "spiritual" thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.' -Jon Kabat-Zinn. Wherever you go, there you are.
How often do you notice what you're seeing as you go about your day? Learning to honour, respect and listen to our own perspective takes practice. I find that seeing with wholeness has an important connection to its opposite, which can be called seeing with scarcity.
Seeing with scarcity has to do with being fearful that we won't have enough, do enough, or be connected with others in ways that we need. Scarcity drains energy and stops life force from moving freely, keeping people from living in wholeness. Wholeness relates to thought patterns that allow appreciation for what we do have, affirming the greatness in who we are and what we are becoming as we grow and expand our hearts.
I invite you to set your intention for 2015 in terms of wholeness. What will you make a regular part of your life that will nurture your mind and spirit?
How will you maximize the use of your unique kind of energy, intelligence and passion?
Dare to live with abundance.