15 Oct India Intentions
I’m driving down the freeway simply going about my travels as usual and Wham!! Suddenly it hits me. I’m leaving for India soon! After a few deep breaths and some satisfying visualizations, I’m able to calm down.
Then at the end of a bustling day when I’m final able to sit and rest, Wham!! It hits me again. I’m seriously going to be in a foreign land for an entire month.
A Byron Katie quote comes to mind…“Reality is kinder than your thinking”
Ever since I was a child, I have always had a very imaginative mind that would often worry and be very sensitive and quite literal about practically everything. As you can imagine (if you imagine at all like I do) this would cause a lot of stress for me.
Yoga and meditation have been so helpful in teaching me how to calm these wild and stressful thoughts . As I let the thoughts rest in my mind, I can more closely examine and question them and begin to recognize my harsh and incorrect thinking. When I am able to do this, I am filled with a deep peace inside.
I am constantly balancing my thoughts with the question that Byron Katie recommends we ask regularly “Is that true?” followed by “The only thing you fear is the unreality that you yourself have invented” I will not allow my imaginative and inventive mind to interfere with my intentions for this trip.
Or was it Wayne Dyer, PHD…..”If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Finally Jeffery Long says this “It is not by avoiding the things that we fear, the Gita teaches us, that we become free. It is by facing them head-on, with the courage of a warrior, and offering each action and experience as an offering to the divinity who dwells within us all that we can at last reach the state of transcendence, in which we see God in everyone and everything that we encounter. “
Do you see Christ, God or Divinity in everyone and everything? How about in yourself?