Waking up feeling really bad, knowing you crossed a line, being angry with yourself… I remember those days… Or should I say years. No matter what form we find it in — addiction is not fun; drugs, alcohol, overeating, overworking, smoking or sex. It never fills the hole inside that is silently crying out, ‘I want to feel good, I want to be happy, I want to know that everything is going to work out okay…‘
The Simplicity Of Stillness
Stillness can take you to a place where you find answers to unsolvable questions, where previously unconcealed walls — disappear.
At a very early age, my abusive father told me who he thought I was — that left me feeling small, with no love for myself and a belief that I would never find that security we all long for. His words locked me in a prison of new-found addictions I felt would free me.
A CEO in Amsterdam who gave up drinking a quart of whisky a day. An angry teen in Los Angeles who walked away from an abusive relationship she’d been in
As the restrictive borders of our unconscious habits brings into clarity, we begin living with a sense of true freedom. By taking just a bit of time to reboot ourselves, we become more in balance with all of life, where we discover quite naturally that love and security we were always searching for… is coming from within.
Ways To Reboot Yourself
1. The Practice of Stillness
Take a bit of time each week to reboot your system. Find a quiet space, breathe deep, listen to a stillness session CD. Allow the energy of stillness emanating through the music and the words to assist you in connecting to your true nature. Feel the power of the moment, pure peace and bring it with you into your day.
When you fall down, get up, don’t
3. Slow It Down and Step Away
Sometimes old patterns try to rob us of our happiness. When someone comes at you in anger — or fear and worry over a situation makes you want what isn’t good for you — slow it down and step away. Imagine everything moving in slow motion and step away from the situation. (If with someone, let them know you will return) Give yourself breathing room to see clearly — and you will.
We can create our lives to be more in balance and one that we really enjoy when we see what it is we value. If
5. Daily Intention
Create an intention to guide you and set the tone for the day. Here is one I enjoy – Today is a new day… doors close… and doors open. Today I can create more ways to bring stillness into my life. I can live with more peace in my heart, more love and compassion for those who can’t see it, can’t touch it, don’t know it exists. Today, the walls will crumble… and new ones will be built. Today is a great day…