Finding Our Own Paths: Entering Awareness

3 Comments June 4, 2008 / Posted in Mindfulness

The following reflection was posted on the Daily Om, which I have subscribed to for several years. A wonderful way to start the day mindfully. They have a marvelous archive and a wonderful community who share their thoughts, reflections, and insights.

Entering into our own spirituality is a private journey. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening to a greater experience of ourselves. Even though we may be taught certain philosophies or beliefs as children, we still need to find our own way of understanding and applying them in our lives. For those who are raised without a spiritual framework, they may not even know their process as a form of spirituality. But at some stage in their lives, whether in youth or adulthood, they are likely to recognize the resonance of their beliefs, the ring of truth in their philosophy, and their dedication to their chosen purpose.

Our inner guidance will lead us, so that we will be drawn to the right doorway for us–a doorway that only we can recognize by the way it makes us feel inside. It could be a picture of an angel or the gift of a crystal. We may meet someone special who shares their experiences with us in a way that we find intriguing. While visiting the home of an admired friend, we may notice a book or statue of a diety, and ask why they chose those tools. Or a word or phrase may catch our attention in a song, or a lecture. For some they may find their way by walking through the experience of illness before they begin the search for what will help them to truly heal, while others may seek physical improvement and stumble across yoga or meditation–only to find that it leads them to an unexpected place beyond the body.

As we awaken to ourselves and to life, we will become more attuned to what is right for us. The universe speaks to all of us through infinite channels, but we each have our own frequency. Others may share what worked for them, but only we can decide what truly makes us feel inspired, awakened, connected, fully conscious, aware and alive. Whatever our path, it is perfect and is meant especially for us

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  1. Dan vervondel said on August 2nd, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Awakening and finding yourself is a lifetime mission.
    It is a personal journey, I agree.
    Mindfullness can help on that way. It is also very usefull for stress reduction.
    I guess I will need to look a bit more into this site for my journey.

  2. Cathy Smith said on November 3rd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I have been doing mindfulness training for five years and the most important thing I have learned is that everything just is, as it is! Our paths have been predestined and the experiences was chosen before we were born and time has lead us to this very moment. The here and now is what it is, nothing more and nothing less. There is no mistakes as what we did in that moment just was. Those perceived mistakes taught us to be different as we grew. The all knowing one knew this about us. What we do today and at this very moment determines that we are as we are meant to be and not one thing can be changed. Nothing is good or bad it just is! To have this understanding is the fullness of our life as it helps us to tolerate and accept our life path without questioning our identity or purpose.

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