Being Centered in the Illusionary Storm

Being Centered in the Illusionary StormBy Margot Zaher & Jafree Ozwald

"Find the center of the cyclone of life and you’ll discover deep profound peace."  ~Unknown

The mind often acts like a storm of energy and information spewing out all sorts of thoughts and ideas about what its world should look or feel like.  It can make the world around you seem chaotic, overwhelming, and almost too much to handle.  Your mind may be very busy all day long, spinning around, chattering 1000 miles an hour about this and that.  It’s as if your mind is caught in its own windstorm that it has created.  Spinning around in thoughts can make your life appear as if it is off course.  It can feel like you are being tossed in many different directions as your mind throws out random thoughts at you like: "Hurry up!  Why did you say that?  Do you have time for this?  This is so interesting.  You got to get to work.  What am I having for dinner?"

Living in the mind can be completely exhausting.  It’s a good thing that there are many ways to turn off the spin cycle.  With each of these thoughts slamming into you, you may notice that you have the choice to react to them or just watch them sail by.  By reacting to all of the crazy mind chatter, you will be thrown back into the tornado of life.  Yet, by "sitting back" from your mind and becoming the observer, you will discover that you can create a comfortable distance from every thought that passes by.  Finding this observer in you is where you become the master of the winds of your psyche.

Often we become sooooo fixated on our thoughts that we cannot find our inner observer.  If this seems to be the case for you, then it’s time to use stronger disciplinary measures.  Several times randomly throughout your day try this experiment.  Right now, take a deep breath into your body.  That’s right, take this deep breath in now, and notice how it feels to breathe.  Now after you exhale, in your inner world, shout the message "STOP" to your mind, and then let your body become solid and completely still like a stone statue.  Even stop breathing for as long as you can, and explore this stillness.  Show the mind that you are the boss here and let the frozen-like energy cease all activity inside.  Let everything come to a complete halt and focus your attention inside on WHO or WHAT is looking.  While it may take 30 seconds or more to find the calm present eternal observer, you will soon be free and at peace in the center of your cyclone.

Set the intention right now to make time every day to recognize the illusionary nature of this storm.  All of your concerns, responsibilities, and fears are created by the mind, and are truly an illusion.   In this present moment, there is really nothing that has to be done.  You are connected with Existence and that is enough.  You don’t have to do anything or be someone special to continue to exist.  Your mind may believe that something important needs to get done, or else you will die.  Yet, this is the type of fear-based thinking that creates those 300 hundred mile hour winds and a hurricane lifestyle.  The truth is that you are complete, whole and truly perfect exactly as you are NOW in this very moment.  You don’t have to do a thing to be "perfect".  You were born Divine.  No matter what happens in the chaotic outer world, your divine inner nature will always remain untouched, undamaged, and complete.  Believe this for 24 hours and see what happens.

Yes, you no longer have to suffer in this storm.  You can find the oasis of calm that lies at the middle of each moment.   The secret is to learn how to quiet the mind and reconnect with your Divine Nature.  The easiest way to do this is to remain in a state of being present to what is.  This can be done through meditation.  The more you meditate, the more you realize that you are not your mind, and that you are infinite and untouched by any winds blowing around you.  Meditation is just sitting in silence and watching the crazy mind chatter as it comes and goes.  It is like sitting and watching the distant clouds move across a peaceful blue sky background.  Your true eternal essence is the blue sky and your thoughts are the clouds.  The more you observe these thoughts without buying into them or getting caught up in them, the more you detach and find this vast infinite stillness inside of you.  Over time, you will be able to recognize the silliness of getting caught in the mind and become truly freed from it’s grasp.  It will be a glorious day when you remain centered no matter what crazy storm is brewing around you.

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May you enjoy new levels of inner peace,Jafree

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