We may all have it. The more unknowns restrictions and constrictions we are facing, the more we may fall into this addiction. We will then experience more agitation, irritation, anxiety, and an inability to be present.
What addiction am I talking about? The addiction to the future. The more crises, the more we may be tempted to grab and hold onto the future. Escaping into an imaginary future does not teach us how to handle the present; does not strengthen our wisdom and our heart intelligence. Our addiction makes us smaller and weaker.
Now you have many ways you could practice. Explore until you find something that resonates within your body. Walking, painting, conscious breathing, chanting, journaling, dancing could be part of your practice if your intent is to create deeper intimacy with yourself.
When there is no future to hold on to, the present may not be an obstruction anymore; it becomes more neutral. Gaming and playing on what the future could be will release your mind for a very short amount of time, yet it will not help you to build a solid foundation. Now you have to choose if you want to live or survive. Surviving invites your mind to take the lead and look for a quick fix and quick pleasure. In this scenario, you learn nothing. Living teaches you to live in your heart where you can learn to adapt, be still, and let go – so that you can experience inner peace and contentment.
From there, you are living with the power to think, feel, and make your own decisions.
If you want to keep the path of exploration, my next breath series continues ad now starts at 7 am Pacific time on Wednesday. For 30 minutes, you have an opportunity to change your inner landscape and find peace. Fees are $44 for the month. If you are interested, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Love Always,