Education in our lives is so important. Right from birth we are indoctrinated into the world by our parent or parents, the environment and energy that is present. From there, we are taught the very basics of crawling, walking, communicating and so much more by our parents or parental figures. Whether that teacher is aware of this or not, much of how we view the world or react to it is taught by our initial guardians. Soon we are off to school. We are taught belief systems, morals, often times, religion. Our heads are filled with information including events directly affecting us, the happenings around us, the education we receive from our schooling, church, mass media such as television, radio, internet and our peers. We become so accustomed to receiving external information, we soon come to think that it is all there is. We read books, watch movies, listen to music, text our friends and listen to all the mass information around us. We are connected 24 hours a day to information. We are exposed to so much and our minds work to process it. The average human has over sixty four thousand thoughts each and day. This voice takes over and we soon feel that this thought pattern, this voice in our head is all that we are. It rambles on and on and we try to find ways to quiet it. Often times we are not even aware what is happening. We find ourselves stressed, anxious, angry, depressed, nervous always needing to do something or the opposite, we stop trying to live the impossible expectations we believe our existence is, we give up. This constant stream of information and thought overwhelms us. We try to divert our attention from it. This often leads to addiction; alcohol, drugs, sex, work, television, computers, anything to take our attention off the constant stream of thought. This constant stream of thought becomes our identity. We loose our realization of true self. This is the challenge. Since our birth, we feed the mind with external information until the mind has a voice and an ego which take control of our mental and physical existence. I have spoken of this before and will again. We become lost in a mass of thought about the past and future, events that have no real place in our lives, fear and regret, desire and anticipation to the point that the present moment goes by without a thought of what is actually happening at that moment. This is a man made situation and keeps many of us from living as we wish, feeling peace and happiness, deliberately living our lives. In order to reign in control of the massive thought block, we must become present. Each moment must be precious unto itself and not a means to an end or a stepping stone to your anticipation. Meditation can help. Learning to shut off everything and just be can help stop the mental super highway. When you quiet the voice in your head, literally empty the mind of all the external information that has been embedded and just be still, you can begin to understand the subtle nature of the universe. It can be very difficult to find this silence. Many who meditate concentrate on breathing. Find a spot where you can have a little time to yourself. Natural settings or quiet places are great, but not always possible. Just find a space for yourself as peaceful as possible and sit still. Try to relax and concentrate on your breathe. This will divert the minds attention from all else. Eventually, you can meditate easily, becoming present and quiet. When you learn to be present and still, there can be a feeling of peace and connectedness to all creation. You open yourself to new thoughts and ideas from within. This is the birth of wisdom. You allow yourself to realize your own true nature, and become aware of your connection to the Universal intelligence and wisdom. This is Source, this is the voice of God; subtle, quiet, still. We are not only connected to this, we are a part of it and we can wake up to this reality if we can only let go of the constant chatter in our heads. Realizing who and what we are should bring a higher respect for all that is around us. Caring for creation is caring for ourselves. This cannot be measured in dollars and cents. In Christianity, Jesus says, "What so ever you do to the least of my brother, that you do unto me." This is could easily be said, "you do unto you." We are all a part, here to learn, grow, experience and return to spirit. That spirit is alive and well within, if we allow ourselves to be aware of the presence and connection. Through silence and stillness, we can figure our higher purpose, lead a deliberate life with peace and fulfillment. Give yourself time each day to connect with your spirit, just be. Allow yourself the time each day to know the subtle nature of the universe, experience the quiet and stillness, hear the voice of God, your voice within.
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