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If your life isn’t quite how you want it to be, would you like to know how to turn your life around and attract the people, the gifts and blessings which you feel will make your life complete?
If I told you the secret to attracting all you want is simply a matter of being still and listening to “the silence” would you believe me? Or would you, like my daughters, roll your eyes and say “there she goes again…all that ‘peculiar’ weird stuff?
Well, it’s true. The secret to attracting all you want is to be still. To tune into yourself, and listen to the silence.
One of my favourite quotes by Swami Vishnu devananda (1927-1993) …“Here the Silence; See the Silence; Smell, Taste and Touch the Silence. That Silence is God. That silence is the Peace that Passeth all Understanding. Close your eyes and become One with that Silence” sums it all up. When you become one with the silence then all is well. You have truly attained your heart’s desire.
Are You In?
If this is all you have to do to meet your goals why isn’t everyone doing it? The answer again is simple. It is too difficult. It is too difficult to sit still and be silent. As modern-day humans you are conditioned to multi-task, to run yourself ragged into the ground as you strive for excellence. The idea of someone “opting out of the rat-race” although applauded by some is often viewed with cynicism by others.
I have only been on this earth for 48 years so, compared to my elders I am a baby, yet even in my infancy when I look around the world and when I speak with folks who have all the trappings of success…the one thing they keep on saying is that the “turning point” in their success came when they focused and listened to themselves. In the silence that followed they received the clarity, certainty and courage needed to go forth and do what they do and in the process receive material benefits of “success”
You may think you want a larger car, a bigger house and more money in the bank, yet when you to be still and listen in, you will notice that yes, you do want those things yet underneath that wish is a far deeper need.
What Is The Deeper Need?
Everyone seeks to be listened to, loved, heard, acknowledged and accepted. If you are a parent or work with children you will recognise that longing from your child for you to listen to them. Not any ole listening but attentive listening, where you give them your undivided attention. This is draining yet so rewarding. I have three daughters…and sometimes when I come home from work the last thing I want to do is to listen to them. Yet, when I do, they feel validated, content and happy and family life rolls on. One of my “parenting goals” is for my children to be happy and content. So, I feel good when I am able to give them my undivided attention and they respond by smiling and being happy-even if it’s only for two minutes
How Often Do You Sit In Silence?
How often do you sit in silence and listen, truly listen to what your heart is saying to you? Sitting in silence can feel scary, especially when old negative emotions and insecurities come up. Yet it is when you to listen to yourself that you truly understand and gain clarity about what it is you truly desire.
In yoga philosophy, you are taught to let go of your need to grasp and grab at life (the principle of aparigraha). You are encouraged to be a vessel, to serve and work towards the higher good. Losing attachment to your desires, is part of the process in self –discovery; in fact I fondly recall a lesson with my teacher where he spoke of the need to learn to let go of the need to let go. It took me a very long time to understand the depth of that teaching.
So, if life isn’t quite going the way “you want”, I urge you to take the time to be still, to be silent and surrender. And in that moment of surrender and silence, the clarity you seek is revealed.
We are all works in progress, so wherever you are in this journey in life, I wish you well. Enjoy the silence.
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