Not Your Ordinary Mindfulness: Journey of Gratitude – Day 01

Copyright Tam Black 2015 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2015
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

I remember my Self and recognize the Love within me, the Love I Am. I see this Love as all I am and all there is, the reality of me, the reality of you, and the reality that is the Life of All. I honor this Love and this Life, and offer my gratitude for Its Being. What Joy there is in Being!

Sharing

“I remember my Self”…what does that mean? It means I must be able to discern between my Self and my personality, between my Self and my responses and reactions that express something other than Love.  It does not mean I must ignore my personality, deny its existence, or be angry with myself for having thoughts and feelings that are not always loving and kind. It does mean I must be willing to see through my personality into what underlies it. The more I can see through my personality and step back from it, the more I can recognize the Truth that Love lives within me always.

Likewise, I must do the same for you. I must discern between your personality and the Love you are, stepping back from the worldly interface, affirming the reality of you. The Love we are is always there, even when we don’t remember or recognize; it is who we are, what we are.

Being willing to discern, choosing to discern, is the first step. It is a mindfulness practice of sorts, though; this mindfulness is about being aware of something not readily available to the senses. It is not like putting a raisin in my mouth and having an immediate sense-perception of texture, flavor, or substance. This awareness begins in the Heart of Knowing, the Mind of Faith. The texture and flavor of Love is much more subtle, to be perceived with inner senses that have long lied dormant; the willingness and choice to be aware awaken them.

As I commit to seeing this Love as all I am and all there is, the reality of me, the reality of you, and the reality that is the Life of All, I begin naturally to see past the surface, to go right to the heart (so to speak).

Just one glimmer, just one sliver of recognition: Let the gratitude FLOW! This is the opening, the unfolding! This is the Life we are!

How can I not be grateful for this Life, for you?

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