Le temps fait bien les choses

“La nature ne se dépêche pas, pourtant tout s’accompli” ~ Lao Tzu

Autour de nous, nous même dans nos vies quotidiennes, au travail, à la maison, il y a souvent, et pour certains, tout le temps, ce sentiment d’empressement.

Cette citation de Lao Tzu, bien qu’elle évoque, suite à une première lecture, le besoin de ralentir, il n’est peut-être même pas question de ralentir mais plutôt, de cesser de tant vouloir se dépêcher, d’aller trop vite, bref de bousculer le temps. Elle m’amène également à penser à l’exercice de la patience et invite au lâcher prise.

Dans une société qui prise l’efficacité et l’efficience, un accès immédiat à tout en tout temps, prendre une pause et du temps pour soi-même n’est pas toujours compris. Heureusement, une conscientisation semble naître à cet égard, mais il est encore difficile de le faire alors que nous continuons de glorifier le “trop occupé”.

Je discutais de cette citation avec une amie hier et nous avions admis que celle-ci devrait plutôt se lire “…everything gets accomplished”. En y pensant davantage, la nature passive de la citation, n’utilisant pas de verbe d’action, est possiblement conçue de la sorte : la nature s’accomplie, elle ne le fait pas, cela se passe simplement.

En ramenant un regard sur notre propre vie, nous pouvons donc revoir nos impatiences et notre anticipation devant certaines situations. Je ne suis pas certaine s’il s’agit d’un élément de contrôle ou de ce besoin acquis d’être efficace, mais je remarque que le résultat de cette  impatience nous amène parfois à pousser les choses dans une direction trop rapidement.

Recherche de réponses, besoin de solutions instantanées, anxiétés, angoisses, je ne sais pas. Par contre, je crois que de laisser le cours des choses s’accomplir et se manifester de la manière dont elles le feront de toute façon et d’exercer davantage de patience dans mes démarches, me permettra de lâcher prise et de ne pas viser à m’approprier le temps.

Qu’en pensez-vous? Comment vivez-vous ceci dans vos vies? Est-ce que tout va trop vite? Ou vivez-vous plutôt en pleine synchronicité avec l’air du temps?

 

Between oversimplifying and overcomplicating there is balance

I think that whether or not we realise this, we are all seeking balance. Some go to extremes to find a bit of peace, while others go through peace to find the extremities of the world.

There is much to say about acceptance and finding this place where as our own Self we can finally just Be. In fact, if I might suggest, it is a fine balance between over simplification and over complication !

Caught in constant questioning and turmoil I had figured that the best way to Be, was to accept things as they were and be content with how Life was presenting itself. Only, I was not respecting Life’s course rather I was closing my eyes to what it was telling me, to what it kept offering me.

Realising this a few years down the road was destabilizing: how could it be that after finding what I thought was peace I had instead being burying my head in the sand? And knowing this now, how do I go about Life understanding that what I may see as reality may in fact be the result of the full construct of my mind wanting me to see it this way?!

Heavy eh?! I know… but I think I’ve figured it out!!

Don’t stop questionning yourself, and here I don’t mean doubting, always move in constant awareness, open to Life, open to new opportunities. Take the time to recognize what it is you feel and how it makes you feel. Trust yourself, your gut feeling but above all, know that you are worth every little bit of “it” and that who ever you choose to surround yourself with, will also see “it”.

Trust your heart. Love, feel, heal, give, receive, be compassionate. Believe that you have what it takes to be you.

Namaste.

Stand in Your Own Power

We all have strengths and weaknesses, we are all made of the same yet, we are so different from one another. This is who you are and this is who I am. You can never be like me and I can never be like you, so do not compare yourself to others, compare yourself to your own Self.

Living is discovering who we are, finding out what is underneath the noise and the layers. The goal is to live a life that has a goal. What is it you want to achieve for yourself? How do you want to live your life? What are the things you have always wanted to do?

Now start believing in yourself, believing that all is possible if you decide it to be so. You can have everything. Work hard, reduce this ongoing chatter, become at peace with your life and who you are. Become a true participant on this Path that is unfolding before you. Make it your own. Know that you can.

You are beautiful just as I am too. Take a deep breath. Take another look at your life. Acknowledge, assess, decide where you want to go and Stand in Your Own Power.

the top of the mountain

Namaste.

The Gateway to a New World

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

I am certain that many will have posted articles in reference to today’s date, 12-12-12. In hopes of reaching out to a few more, here is my take on what today brings.

We’ve heard talks of a vibrational shift, a change in the way humans conduct their relationships and the recognition that the direction we have taken so far will not get us anywhere worth going too.

I have been reading an historical essay on humanity by Chris Harman “A People’s History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millenium”. What I have found interesting is the fact, yes the fact, that social classes, animosity, agressiveness and the will to dominate one another are not  what many tend to call “human nature”. Until 5,000 years ago, prior to the Bronze Age, humans were living in a form of primitive communism, sharing everything, working together for the good and the survival of the community, the class system being non-existent.

It is only when we humans started to become more sedentary, with the invention of agriculture, did we start to produce more than we needed, and that this “more than we need” eventually became a source of power and greed. Soon enough, those who were the protectors of the grains became demigods, temples were built in their honor and the producing population came to their service. Wars were fought, lands destroyed and people killed all for the higher good… and still today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

For some, today marks the closing of this period of fear and suffering. We can choose to embark on this new journey by opening our hearts, awakening our inner Self and becoming conscious of what Life is offering us, experiencing this daily gift that is given to us. Today you make the choice whether you want a future like the past or a future filled with new possibilities. Personally, I choose the latter.

May your life be filled with love, truth, respect, friendships, compassion and peace.

Don’t let your dreams be dreams

I know, easier said than done BUT a necessary evil if you are willing to strive towards your own happiness. Some people will tell you are not making sound decisions, that these things are impossible or don’t exist. It can be hard to be in this place, to trust in yourself, in your intuition but you can either try and fail or fail without even having tried.

But, as the Jack Johnson song goes, “Don’t let your dreams be dreams”, go out there and look for them. I believe there are no right or wrong decisions, simply different paths who will eventually bring you to the place you are supposed to be going… so why not make it the best ride of your life?!

In the face of discouragement you therefore have a few choices again: give up and victimize yourself abandoning this idea that you once thought was possible to achieve or, put some great tunes on, get up and friggin’ go for it! I know I make it sound overly simple but it really does comes down to this: your own will and belief that you, as small or tall, young or old, rich or poor as you are, can do this.

So be the best person you can be and follow your dreams, follow your heart and you’ll never fail. Peace.

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