Breath

It takes me a lot of conscious effort to run a trail i ran in 21 minutes
 
Back in 19 minutes
 
Just to gain 2 minutes
 
That helps me to realise that rushing through my day won’t help getting things get done quicker, it just makes me more stressed!
 
How many times in the day do we notice ourselves rushing
 
Thinking we will get more stuff done
 
I even eat the food I enjoy so much in a rush sometimes
 
Notice your breath in those moments, and probably it will be short and shallow
 
Meaning we are stressed
 
Lack of oxygen to our body is the number one cause of disease, stress, low energy, a foggy and unbalanced mind
 
All in the name of doing things “quickly”
 
How quickly do we want our lives to pass?
 
If its over today, or tomorrow, I want to look back and know that I was there, present, while living it.
 
So remember to breath consciously and deeply, every time you notice you aren’t
 
A regular practice focusing your attention on the breath helps me notice my presence later on in the day, when I’m “getting things done”
 
Breath – it’s always with us – the easiest and most accessible tool to calmness and peace!

Bringing our Subconscious to Consciousness

Look at your life, see if it is filled with emotions of joy and peace, or of anxiety and stress. What is being created in your life ? Is it the life you want? Do you even feel you deserve it?

Whether we want to admit it or not, we are creating our reality, we are responsible for the way we feel. Even science proves this.

Many times, we are just not aware of what is making us feel in some way, or even what emotions we are being run by.

Cause it is all buried in our subconscious and our life is run on an automatic program emerging from there.

Everything we experienced when we were young, and the emotions that those experiences created, got lodged there.

So the first step into changing our life is allowing the subconscious to become conscious. And there are different ways of doing this.

Meditation is one of simplest ways. Free-writing or unconscious writing is another.

We sit and start watching our mind. And it might be uncomfortable at first, cause we don’t want to see what’s coming up.

But the next step is dis-identifying ourselves from anything that comes up and realising that it is not who we are!

There were times in my life when I lived out of anger, out of fear, out of unworthiness. And sometimes I still do, but at that time I didn’t realise it. I thought that was who I am, and things were just happening to me. Now I can notice it and stop acting from that space, and consciously move into a space of calmness, peace.

So, first admit that you are creating this, take that first step, and then continue the process to uncovering those unconscious patterns. Bring your mind out into the open.

The next step after this would be to start consciously creating the person you want to be. This also takes discipline and determination, but obviously it is worth it, and it really takes less energy to do then the energy we use to hold onto our unconscious patterns, and the discomfort they create, the discomfort we become attached to and afraid to let go of lest we lose ourselves. And I’ll write more about my experience on that in my next post.

From April 2017 I will be offering a life-coaching/mentoring program on a holistic lifestyle, body, mind and spirit, cause they all go together!

How can we be the best version of ourselves, attracting the best life for ourselves? What holds us back, and how can we let go of this and make space for the new?

I do this because I enjoy sharing my experience of life with others. If you think you or someone else may benefit from this, get in touch with me for more details – karl.pace85@gmail.com

Witness

Some days seem heavier than others, tinted with sadness, melancholy.
 
If we try to understand why, or change it, we suffer unnecessarily!
 
The sea doesn’t ask the wind why its blowing, it just waves, then goes back to stillness.
 
When we decide that we want to LIVE fully, we decide to stop numbing and escaping, we are deciding to accept all, to drop the resistance, and experience fully!
 
We don’t always know how life will express itself.
 
On those days and moments that life seems more difficult, stop trying to DO something about it
 
Happiness, sadness, joy and sorrow come and go
 
Embody them and live them and know also that you are not just them! Witness 🙂
 
Eventually, it all just subsides, changes.
 
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Life – Do We Ever Stop Learning?

In this age, we are surrounded by knowledge that is very accessible. With a few clicks we can tap into age old scriptures, teachings from old spiritual Masters, blogs from self-help gurus, blogs by people like myself who are just life enthusiasts and like to write and express to others what they think about and experience, books about how to live, what will make us happy, how to find happiness. There are talks online to keep us sat down listening, learning and meditating on them for a few lifetimes.

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Life As Our Practice

Many times I hear myself and others say that we don’t have time to meditate, to do our practices, to be mindful. The truth is we have all the time in the world to do it. Every moment is an opportunity to be mindful and present.

Some of the best words I have heard from my many teachers in life, and words I do my best to remind myself and live by, are “Make Life Your Practice”.

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Following Our Heart

How many times do we hear a voice telling us something, pointing us in a direction, and it just feels right?

How many times do we listen to that voice, and how many times do we just ignore it and run on auto pilot, using our routine and excuses to shut it down?

I had two conversations today that brought this up, one with a total stranger who I had just met, and one with a close friend.

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