“Mindfulness is not the path of chasing. It is the path of beautification. When flowers blossom, the fragrance spreads, and the bees come.” ―Amit Ray
Many people spend a lot of time second-guessing themselves? Maybe you are one of them? Do you often think “If only. . . .?” or “I should have….” When a situation includes difficulties, you may tend to label it ‘bad’, ‘wrong’, or some other descriptive term for the situation. Many times good opportunities are right in front of you. You may be so focused on the negative that you miss the beauty, the opportunity right in front of your eyes.
You have probably heard the following, “Life supports you”, or maybe a friend tells you, “Things work out for the best.” By focusing your attention on how you are supported and the blessings already available to you, you invite even more good things into your life. Your life can overflow with fullness when you create harmony in your life by balancing your financial, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. Inviting more into your life naturally expands your potential and opportunities. Begin to notice how life provides you with what you need to flourish and grow in the moment. It is a bit like that song by Mick Jagger – “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.”
Each moment you stop and listen fully in the moment, you practice opening up to life. Notice how many times you focus on your lack or your insecurities. Pay attention to the times you see the glass half empty instead of half full. By being aware of when and where you place energy on lack, loss or pain, you can stop, listen with your eyes, ears, heart and mind to then shift your focus to what is available.
For example, if you are grieving a loss of a loved one, a job, or some other loss, take time to grieve. You can recognize your sadness and pain as a part of the ever-changing flow of life. The grieving process is an opportunity to appreciate how your loved one, your job, or experience helped make you who you are in this moment.
After experiencing a loss, when you are able to do so, use a moment to appreciate the experiences you did have. Touch the love a special person shared with you and then do something to pass on loving kindness to others. You can use the time of loss to do something in honor of a loved one by sharing their wisdom or do something that would have made them smile. Honor a skill you gained from a lost job or a divorce by sharing your talents with others. Your grieving can be a part of your practice of aligning with the fullness of Life.
Have you daydreamed about living a more meaningful life or making a difference? By shifting to action, you can begin to notice and appreciate the goodness present in your life. Pinpoint areas in your life that are working well and then build upon your successes. Shift your focus to living a life that reflects your personal values and deepest desires. Make time to enjoy your skills, talents and gifts as a way to tap into the abundance in your life. Take the resources present in your life and transform them into opportunities for growth and success.
One of the most available resources often overlooked is the earth upon which we stand. Yet, taking a moment to connect with nature is an easy way to experience abundance. For example, enjoy the beauty of a flower as a reflection of how to live. Flowers blossom in full glory without fanfare or applause or even a single thank you. They share their fragrances without a thought. Whether standing atop thorns, hanging in the air, or crawling upon the ground, they share their colors and fragrances. They tickle our noses and re-awaken memories. At the end, they open up completely losing their petals to the wind. They blossom for all — appreciated or not.
What is exciting about blossoming as a human is the opportunity to experience gratitude and appreciation. Being grateful is a special gift that comes with being human.
You deserve to live a full and happy life. If you want to learn how to create a more abundant life, then we recommend our Life Coaching Sessions to help you create the life of your dreams. This is a wonderful time to commit to your own growth.