Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How is the Miser a reflection of me?

How is the Miser a reflection of me?
By Glenda Gibbs

A while back I viewed the film “Living Luminaries”. There were several scenes catching my attention, one that I especially appreciated was Eckhart Tolle sharing about the ‘Now’ moment. He teaches there is no past or future, only now. He shares if we need to give something attention (referencing past/future) do it and return to the ‘Now’ moment for this is where peace of mind resides. I really like this, with practice it’s achievable.

While I ‘know’ this I often find myself in the past or the future … my mind has an ongoing supply of thoughts.

A colleague selects a card to use as a focus in her meditation. I liked her idea so I put it to use this morning. I randomly selected ‘Miser’.

Miser: hanging onto beliefs, including money, time, and possessions; lack of compassion and appreciation.

I pondered how is the Miser a reflection of me? The response was quick … being caught in the whirlwind of distractions I haven’t honored me, there hasn’t been the time, instead I’ve pushed on telling myself I have so many things pressing … I’m not achieving at the level I desire.

My mind revisits Eckhart’s message.

A plan to implement: copy this article and read it daily, meditate, pay attention to my thoughts/mind, release the thoughts of the past and future and focus on what is happening right now.

Allowing myself permission to be in the ‘Now’ moment provides me clarity, insights and the feelings of calmness and confidence. I have a sense of direction, allowing me to be within my community, reciprocating love, ideas and support. To acquire this, self discipline is a must.

A moment by moment choice...

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