Everything in your life can be sacred; it is your choice to make it so. Depending on your history and your personality, “sacred” may have different qualities. As a little kid, when something was named sacred, I had to pause to a point that I was not breathing; my life force was on hold: “Don’t touch, step back and be quiet.” The experience of the sacred invited me to believe that I was not sacred.
Each of you can reinvent your relationship to the sacred; your experience does not have to be rooted in a particular religion. Now, what would happen if everything in your life was sacred? What if the space you lived in was sacred? What if the food you eat was sacred? What if every thought you had was sacred? Everything that is sacred is not necessarily better nor that it has some kind of higher power. Yet, there is something for you to gain.
When you relate to everything as sacred, you take the time to pause and listen. Your mind does not know how to pause or listen; only your heart does. Pausing is not holding back; pausing is releasing your breath, relaxing, and changing your tempo. At that moment you are present, anchored into the moment where nothing is described by you as good or bad. At that moment you stop your momentum, and you start to be.
It takes practice to bring the sacred into your life and you will know when you are there. You will witness yourself reacting less often and not living in fear or worry as much. For some of you, the practice starts with some changes in your lifestyle. Don’t wait, start today.
With much love,