When you consider your life, I want you to think about two things: the content and the context. What is your perspective on things? In today's episode of Pause for Power, I discuss the difference between the content and context of your life and how this pertains to the stress you encounter. In the big picture, is stress really something that we want to manage or is it something that we simply need to consider from a different perspective?
Life brings with it thousands of experiences, both positive and negative. When you come upon difficulties in your life, you have the choice to carry the burden of those difficulties with you or free yourself of the burdens that weigh you down. Becoming a fool means you never hold on to your experiences; you simply go on trusting despite your experiences.
If the Universe carded you, what ID would you show? Would you pull out your fake ID or your true ID? Do you even know who your true ID is? Many times we get caught up in other people's perceptions of who we are that we lose sight of our Divine selves. Life being what it is, tends to blanket our true identities and dampen the light that shines within us. In this episode of Pause for Power, I explain what it means to live according to your true ID and how to discover what that ID is.
One of the main questions I get all the time is, "How do I turn off my mind?" This is interesting to me because, through my education and practice I know that this is an exercise in futility. Turning the mind off is impossible.
So as you can see, the first question we need to ask ourselves is not "How do I turn my mind off?" but rather "How can I access peace, quiet, clarity and focus?"
This process begins by first focusing on asking ourselves, "Where is my mind?" Many people will respond with, "It's in my brain" or "My mind is my thoughts or my consciousness." Take a moment right now to just focus on your breathing. Calm your breathing and think about that question, "Where is my mind?" What is your answer?