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‎Mindfully Becoming: Life is a feast of ‘nows’
10th Jul 2011Posted in: Text 1
‎Mindfully Becoming: Life is a feast of ‘nows’

‎”The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love. Born out of concern for all beings.” – Buddha

Where you are and where you want to be is a process of becoming, a centering that cycles from your core as your work and out to the world and back again. It is important to note that you are shaping your experience like a potter shapes clay on the wheel. Flow through these reminders to shape your beingness:

  • Radically accept where you are right now, how you feel, what is. Pay attention to your tension and give it breath until it softens and lets go. This will bring you back to the here and now.
  • Get clear about what you want. Tune into your intuition when you make decisions or ask questions, or make statements to see what resonates with you and what doesn’t. If you feel clear and open, it’s a yes. Write down what you want most. Then ask yourself what you are willing to do to get there?
  • Audit your habits, your patterns, the storylines you live by. Are they supporting the new vision you want to emobdy? The image left by the telling of the old story will cramp the space of the new storylines you want to live by. You’ll need a new image that serves as the form to the function you desire – in other words: become what you want to be.
  • Make new commitments to yourself that honor what is authentically you – and what you want most. Your actions will follow those words as you become what you want.

When you come into alignment in thought-action-habit-character, you show up brightly and that’s all you need to do. Or, as Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” Your life is a feast of ‘nows.’

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