So if you had the opportunity to go and sit in the presence of your hero or heroine, would you do it? Wouldn’t cost you any money….just an open invitation to sit and revel in the presence of someone you deem amazing, great, powerful, heroic. Imagine sitting with your favorite sports star, author, religious figure, or film star, and just soaking up their energy, their life, their passion. Imagine listening to what they have to say, learning from them, laughing, crying, enjoying each other.
I assert that you have that opportunity everyday with yourself.
Yes, you heard that right. YOU are that person, you are that amazing person. Do you realize that you have all the creative power of the Universe inside of you?
You are powerful beyond measure. Now the purpose of my blog post today isn’t necessarily to convince you that you should be your own hero, though that would be a great result.
What I want us to examine for ourselves is what gets in the way of us sitting still in our own presence? We choose so many things to give our attention to, yet we neglect sitting with ourselves, sitting with the best. Many of us are so out of practice that it’s almost unnerving to have a moment to ourselves. As a result, we may have stopped trying to carve out that time to take a seat at the center of our lives.
One reason I think it can be uncomfortable to sit with ourselves is because when we are still and quiet, we start to hear our inner voice, and that voice might question how we’re living or some of our choices. That voice might also remind us of our inner longings and dreams, things we have forgotten or put aside. If we already feel maxed out with our busy lives, then just the notion of hearing that voice can tire us out.
Our inner voice connects us to our authentic selves, it’s musings are the very things that make our lives worth living. This voice longs to be heard. This voice is that which connects us to Divine, to the magnificent When we consistently avoid connecting with our life, we risk losing out on the very purpose of our existence.
Marianne Williamson says that it’s our ego that doesn’t want us to sit down and just listen. The ego is afraid of what we will discover, afraid it is not enough, and so it impedes by keeping us busy and performing.
This week, make space to sit and be quiet. Even if just for a few minutes to begin. No TV, no computer, just sit and open up to your inner voice. You might want to sit outside in nature and listen to the sounds. I believe you will be surprised at what you hear, what begins to stir in your heart again. Divine wisdom has been patient, and now is the time to open up to the NEW. Enjoy sitting with the BEST!
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