Humans are a species that thrive on connection. We have the ability to connect on the level of body, mind and spirit. In fact we are AWESOME connectors, making incredible differences to each other’s lives through the simplicity of eye to eye contact and gentle touch.
When we speed through the streets, skirting around corners, narrowly missing pedestrians, in a hurry to get to the next thing, we are disconnected.
When we focus on the television, stare at the laptop and ignore our children, we are disconnected.
When we eat without gratitude, smoke cigarettes out of habit or react in anger and frustration we are disconnected.
In fact when we do ANYTHING in our lives without conscious awareness we are choosing to disconnect from life itself.
Consciously connecting or being in the NOW are surefire ways to gain command of your life and project yourself into happiness and success!
Disconnection leaves us little or no room for the purposeful direction our lives, disconnection is another word for suffering.
Connection, implies clarity and awareness. Being connected give us access to extraordinary levels of power.
To truly connect we must be willing to be happy rather than right, to take command of our own emotional body rather than try to control others actions.
Couple this willingness with conscious awareness on your breathing and you begin the process of connection.
Breathing fully, relaxing the shoulders, stomach and bottom activates the vibration of NOWNESS. As soon as you bring your attention to your body your heart alights with the recognition of NOW.
You come back from wherever your thoughts and habits had taken you and you awaken to the sensations on your body, in your lungs, before your eyes.
Conscious awareness of your breathing flushes the system of stagnant air and ideas. opening the door to a wider appreciation of your life.
There is such peace to be found in the now.
Extreme beauty abounds in the air of the now.
Your child’s eyes are shinier when you are connected in the now.
The things people say are more interesting.
Your lovers skin is warmer, the food tastes better, your decisions are keener.
You become aware of your integrity. You can make the conscious decision to smoke the ciggy or eat the cake and if you decide to do it, you get to really experience the joy in it, or you can consciously register the distasteful body response it causes.
You are no longer numb to your own senses, no longer in denial of your own best practice.
The more often you switch on to the moment the easier it becomes to notice your natural , implicit connection to everything around you.
Children with learning and/or behavioural issues clearly benefit from true connection with the adults in their lives and will often respond immediately to the harmony that is to be found in defenceless connection.
If parents and carers of such children are devoted to their own personal development, concentrating on the power of presence they receive the payoff in optimum results.
Relationships of all kinds heal and change, with more joy and less pain, when we commit to breathing into the now.
Humans are intrinsically connected to each other and all that is. It is in the simple denying/forgetting of this that we feel grief.
Imagine leaving your child somewhere, forgetting to go back for her and now a seeking for the memory of where you left her.
There would be, to hazard a guess, an overwhelming distress and blanket feeling of hopelessness.
This is what humans are unconsciously feeling, a nagging sense that something is missing. A deep need to fill the space within with external drama and material objects to satisfy our yearning for the peace and joy only to be found in the silence of now, the truth of connection.
An important aspect of our psyche has been abandoned in favour of ambition and noise and I believe we are angry at ourselves for allowing this to happen.
it is time to see past our anger and disillusionment, stop asking why and skip to the solution.
Relax. breathe and be here now. This is enlightenment.
Relax, breathe and change the world.
Breathe and connect, feel the little hand in yours. Be there for the children.
Forgive ourselves for forgetting ans start afresh NOW!