Thursday, April 16, 2009
A calm mood can color your perception of the world around you today, inspiring you to put aside your worldly cares so that you can focus on your inner world needs. As you quiet your thoughts through meditation or meditative activities, you may find that you feel compelled to contemplate your life as it has unfolded up until this point in time. Reflection may not come easily to you today, especially if you are confronted with parts of yourself you do not care for, but the effort you put into introspection will likely make it entirely worthwhile. This can be the perfect time to call to mind issues that may be having a negative impact on your earthly experience as a whole.
The art of living a contemplative life is one that few every truly master, but even our unpracticed attempts to incorporate reflection into our lives can help us attain a more conscious command of our thoughts and feelings. Contemplation promotes calm because it encourages us to get to the bottom of issues that might otherwise have the power to negatively influence our moods. Thinking critically about the unnecessary baggage we have carried for so long provides us with a much-needed opportunity to gain a new understanding of the circumstances that have contributed, in one way or another, to our development. We are then empowered by our conscious awareness of the self to let go of hurt, anger, and resentment. You will feel wonderfully peaceful today after you take the time to bring unaddressed issues into the forefront of your mind.
re-printed with permission from Daiyl Om (April 16,2009)