My ontological coach Lynn gave me a reading for my entrance to meditation called Muddy/Clear: the Mirror of the Water by Ira Prograff, it is a message of clarity and I can always use clarity. Basically when our thoughts are muddled and chaotic everything is fuzzy and we cannot see clearly. The same is true with muddy water, when the sediment is all churned up you cannot see through the water or get the whole picture. When we are all churned up we cannot clearly see any situation. If we can be still, turn off the chatter and just be, clarity manifests, just as when muddy water sits still the sediment settles back to the bottom and the water becomes clear and you can see, clarity appears.
I have been very aware of this reading and the message it conveys as I travel a newly discovered path in my life. Because this path is unknown to me I am both exhilarated and afraid. When fear takes over it is really easy to churn up the sediment, it’s also very easy for others to participate in churning up the sediment. When I am coming from a place of love the exhilaration kicks in and discipline and patience are present to bring forth clarity and peace. Right now I vacillate between muddy water then to stillness to settle the sediment and clear the waters. That’s where the patience comes in, coming from love not only applies to others but it applies to how we treat ourselves. I remember that I need to treat myself with loving kindness as well as the other souls I encounter each day. I know when other people hurt me it means they are hurting. So it is also true that the ability to love others reflects the ability to love ourselves.
Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now so eloquently described – “Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.” In other words all this noise and sediment is just a haze that is covering up our essence, our soul, our presence as conceived by God. I know I have a higher purpose here and through stillness and love I will find the path God has set forth so I am living from the highest of intention and purpose.
So beautiful readers go forth today in clarity and if you feel frazzled by your own thoughts or hurt by the thoughts of another just be still and present. Take three cleansing deep breaths and hold for a moment at the peak of the inhale and exhale. Look around you, notice your surroundings really see what surrounds you, where your feet are planted, without labeling any of it, just drink it in, take three more cleansing breaths. Ahhhhh how wonderful. Be still and you will know peace and love.
“It is the stillness that will save and transform the world.”
Posted on September 14, 2012, in Life, Spiritual Journey, Uncategorized and tagged be still, clarity, Eckhart Tolle, love, meditation, muddy water, peace, spirituality, stillness. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.