“Be sober at all times,” writes the great biblical scholar Paul. What is this sobriety that he is talking about? It is connecting to your truth River. It is about being present, aware and at a level of consciousness that you can Create at your highest level.
Just imagine a river with enormous amounts of water carrying its contents knocking, as it makes it way to the eventual ocean. The contents are knocking because they are bumping into each other or the riverbed itself. And, if you listen to the noise of the river, its like a quarrel among its contents. You know why? They all don’t belong there, but they have found themselves in the same situation. This is the same with the stuff in your life. They are colliding with each other at times. As the rocks, pebbles, and debris bump into each other, the total noise depends on the volume of water. Less volume, the higher the decibels, and louder the noise.
So is your connection to the truth River (truth here means true self). When you are not fully connected to your truth river, there is a lot of background noise, and thus, a lot of distraction because your River volume is low. You are not fully connected, so you are not committed to the connection. The rocks and pebbles in your life are rolling along at very high decibels. The sounds are very audible to you at the human level, drowning out all else that is happening around you. This can manifest as the noises in your head. They can be audible to other folks on your Alphabet Circle™ and manifested in your demeanor. They can also be just other things that you carry along your life journey.
Just as the river ends in the ocean, where it gets rid of its contents, the same is true for the soul. When you connect to this river of truth and the volume is right, the contents will flow until the River’s end. Your River’s end is where you resolve your issues or matters on the Alphabet Circle—your life journey. You can get rid of these by looking within, and making a soul-to-soul bond that supports awareness, consciousness, and enlightenment.
Listen to your soul. It is probably one of the most valuable things given to you. But, you must learn how to work with what it tells you. You ask, what is your soul. The soul I am referring to is that small voice you hear inside. The one that you refer to as “my mind told me so.” Some refer to it as your conscience. It is always saying something to you and it is never wrong. Part of the best life journey is awareness to your soul. You must make a conscious effort to listen to your soul.
You ask, how do I do this? The soul is always talking to you, so you can be making the right moves for your best life journey. Though the soul is always speaking, you have the option to not listen. You have to be quiet so that you can hear, as too much noise tends to drown it out. Pay attention as nothing in your life happens in a vacuum. That is, all things are connected in one way or another and the soul will let you know.
You must be obedient to your soul for this best life journey to work for you. With practice, you are able to identify what you need to say and do. You find peace in your actions when they come from the soul’s prompting. When you are in that space where you can hear, you are in sync and in the ebb and flow of your journey. This is manifested in an exhilarating journey where you are living in the present.
Your take away—you find peace when you listen to your soul. You are living your best life when you listen to your soul.
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How do we respond to events or things in our lives, especially when we feel like we have no control over the situation? For some of us we do so explosively and for others with calm. When we have an encounter with someone else we have an interaction, which results in an experience. How we respond plays in our Best Life practice because our response carves in the experience. It can make the journey pleasant or miserable.
Let’s talk about our response. We cannot control what others do, but we can control how we respond. A calm response is what the Best Life seeks. This may not be natural for many. However, with practice it is achievable.
I want you to Breathe, deep and hard as you embrace your experiences. You don’t need to rush out to get the experiences because they will come to you. Be present and it will happen. It will happen at the right moment. Breathe, be present and allow yourself to experience each interaction and take away from it what you need.
If you sit at the ocean’s edge and notice its waves, you will see that they move to one rhythm. They tend to rise and move into the shore with a soft swoosh. You notice the togetherness of the waves as they move through different volumes of water. Also, they move in one direction. So is our path on our Life’s journey. It is one directional and we are connected to our experience. Our response is proportional to the interaction when we BREATHE and are in sync. That is, our response can be elevated as or it can be demure. BREATHE and take note of your response.
Like we listen to a song on the radio and tap our feet, or even sing along, we must do the same with our experiences. We must breathe and absorb, so we can dance to the rhythm of our experiences. Breathe and listen. What is the beat of the interaction? We are on our Best Life journey. Make it count.
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