“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns...We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.” Tara Brach There is a story that Tara tells about God looking through the feedback mail. The complaints are all along the same theme of not enough time, too busy to spend time with family, overwhelmed by so much to do.
This theme of being so busy appears to be getting worse rather than better.
What are the desires that are going unmet or you and others such that busy schedules and racing around are meant to fill?
In the busy times of our lives we are missing the point of more deeply connecting to who we are.
There is a simple solution.
It is a practice of self reflection that provides or your eyes to see you beyond your skin.
Take three minutes and hold a mirror up to your face.
What do you see? Do you see the imperfections, the age lines and the jowls?
Look deeper. Take a moment to look beyond your eyes and into your soul.
Then let the question come from your lips, “Who am I?”
See what the answer is. There is so much depth to you.
You hold so much wisdom and creativity. The place to find it is beyond your physical self.
This is who you are.