This Week's Quotation:
When the water is turbulent, remind yourself & others on your boat to breathe. Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then, the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.
~ Deepak Chopra
Deepak offers great advice about remembering to breathe. I notice that my body tenses up and restricts the flow of my breath when it detects turbulence. Conscious deep breathing restores our connection to the unified field of pure potentiality. It sends the message to the body that all is well. Better yet, include a smile, as that fuels our inner fire.
We all desire to maintain high vibrational resonance. Yet, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by life’s current challenges. It’s helpful to remember the butterfly gets its wings due to the trials the caterpillar endures.
Conscious breathing is a practice we can freely access anywhere at any time to support remaining tapped into and turned on by the field of pure potentiality. We all benefit from practices that support our remembering that everything showing up in our lives is there to evolve us—to support the integration of what we hold as separate from us. It is that integration that leads to living from our totality, lit up by Love.
When we have the insight, That was not my finest moment; the empowering next thought can be, So how might I turn it into one? How might I bring my divine Light to this experience? That awareness empowers us to choose more wisely next time and break cycles we don’t desire to repeat. We have the ability to read between the lines and see the truth we couldn’t see before. We see how the Light always works for the benefit of the whole. We understand that while events can’t be rewritten, perceptions of those events can be.
How we respond to life’s challenges is all we have control over. The ultimate practice is using whatever circumstances we find ourselves in to see the love and bring the love. We can celebrate that we know we are an eternal spirit, gifted with a human life through which the loving Source expresses itself. And so is everyone else.
By fostering that awareness, we remain in the creative field of pure potential where no order of difficulty exists. As we practice cherishing what is without blame or condemning flaws, our hearts remain open. And when the water is turbulent, we remind ourselves and others to breathe.
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