As we begin a brand-new year, it feels like a clean slate is before us yet again. It’s true that each of us have our own story. Collectively, each family, group, ethnicity, and nation carry their memories, emotional residue of past events and collective samskara or karma and we are practically still dealing with our realities that are the result of choices made in the past.
Are you feeling enthusiastic and motivated to do what you need to do every day? Unfortunately, the answer to this question for most of us is “No”! That’s because we think we know what we are seeking and what we want to be, or to have, and now we just need to work hard in that direction.
“I've heard there was a secret chord That David played and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do ya? …” -Leonard Cohen
I hear again and again from our clients at Be 8nfinite that the notion of surrender that is so much praised in all spiritual traditions seems contradictory to planning one’s life, designing one’s destiny and intentional living. That’s why I feel the need to explore these ideas a little further here with the intention to bring more clarity on them to our audience.
As I am gazing at the fire and immerse myself in its warmth, I recognize the fullness of life at this moment. I recognize how this moment is perfect in every sense and every way. I am one with life… with the entire existence. I feel my fullness through this sense of unity with all that is there. I am the universe…Om So Hum!
There is power in how we choose to begin our day. Beginning your day in reaction to ‘what was’, limits you and your life. But starting your day with inspiration or ‘what can be’, is liberating and can help you expand to your highest potential.