Gardener's with a "Green Thumb" are not just lucky. They love the plants they are working with and give them attention. They are tuned in to when they need watering, trimming, or plant food--they truly care about these plants. And so it is with our relationships. Those relationships we nurture and give attention to--have the capacity to bloom and thrive. Although one of the tricky parts about paying attention to a relationship, is watching our mind and not letting it go off on wild tangents. Our minds have the ability to write whole scenarios, based on the skimpiest of "facts."
While on my journeys, I have come across a very wide span of beliefs...ideas that are working for people. Some I found too constrictive for me and others were far too broad or “fringie” to work for me. But of all the ideologies to which I was exposed, two stand out in my mind as very strong representatives of truth...and they are, seemingly, in direct opposition to each other. Both seem to make sense.
Intuition is our connection to the Prime Source within us. It is the little voice inside which gives us a physical response...a hic-up inside, when what is going on or being said outside of ourselves, is not in alignment with what we know to be our truth...the truth from which such intuition springs.
I find it incredibly delicious, to step back and watch life open to me. Any time we step out of our patterns, we are privie to watching life with new eyes.class="font-family-helvetica">
I realized that this story was an excellent example of how groups divide over emotionally hot issues. When we do not think through an issue before we speak, we run the risk of confusing real issues with emotionally charged opinion...and, what is worse, emotional charged opinions of others––opinions we have not rationally thought through to know if they are, in fact, what we truly believe.
Life has been preparing us, from the beginning, for such an encounter with ourselves. Every task or repetitive action we pursue, carries within it the potential of becoming our own personal form of meditation...