Staying present with the lurgy and desiring nothing
As most of you know, I have been layed up since sunday with a lurgy, the first two days have been fine as could hardly move and was in pain so didn't have much time for anything else, as focused on sleeping. However now day 5 as the pain has subsided some what and even though I am not planning to do any handstands just yet, mind has time now to be thinking about other things but what is present, this reminded me of Raga(running towards pleasure) and Dvesa (running away from dis pleasure). First I realized how the little girl in me, just wanted to be taken care of, so had to have a conversation with the little girl within me. But of course it was so fascinating that as I realise more and more how we so desperately try to escape the present moment, so had to smile and share this as this was my daily reading from Marianne Williamson, from a 365 days of miracles, the universe is constantly reminding us to stay with what is. So here is that thought from Marianne
On the Miracle of the Present
I t’s nothing more than a mental habit to idealize another time, another condition, another reality. It is simply a way to avoid the reality of our lives right now. And in avoiding the reality of our present circumstances, we avoid the miracles they offer. Everyone does it because that’s the way the ego mind works. But we can stare down this self- defeating habit and cultivate a truer perspective: that wherever we are is the perfect place, and whatever time it is now is the perfect time. That doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t improve things, particularly ourselves. But indulging the thought that if only we were somewhere else things would be better is a surefire way to experience pain."
Posted on Thu, 26 March, 2015
by Raquel Alves