In our world of convenience, we have come to expect constant communication, contact, and conveyance. It almost seems unconscionable to remove yourself for an hour, a day, week, or few months as we are led to believe we need to be constantly fed or stimulated. Think for a moment. How much time do you really need or have to actively participate in the daily fast paced world? Is it more important to be bombarded daily with shallow vanities or to have meaningful interactions of substance? When you find yourself seeking pleasure or gratification from constant electronic connection, time to take a break. Time to stand still, in the midst of chaos, to regroup and reconnect with the simple beauty of naturalness that surrounds us each day. Time to cleanse.
Time away cleanses the mental, physical and spiritual self. It is the foundation of retreats and vacations. The purpose is to remove yourself from the very things which took you off track in the first place. Start your cleanse. During your time away, revisit your goals. If you never established any, use this time to create them. What are your aspirations? Where do you see yourself within future time bands? What do you need to get there? Is each goal positive to help you be the best you can be? Does each objective help you help others with servitude and humility? Do they promote your growth and the growth of those around you? If you have already pre-established a few dreams for yourself….where are you along your path of accomplishment? Have you started? Have you procrastinated? Or… have you achieved? Time away from distraction enables focus on what is real, what is true.
Unplug and tap in
Unplug from the electronic world for a moment. Disassociate to take a cleansing breath. Tap in to your true self. Actually look, see, and feel what is real and true. You will realize you now have the time to accomplish that what you seek. I used my time away to do just this very thing. In the short span of these past three months while I was “away”, I have been able to achieve two of the aspirations which blessed my list. Along the way, I was able to meet new people, with new focus, new agenda, new path facilitating growth and strengthening my “return”. I now do so with eager veracity, void of negative influences, infused with gratitude, and ready to share with a clearer focus of where I am to “go” next.
Yes. With a smile, as I’ve said so many times before, affirm your success. Say it, believe it, do it….BE it. Take the time to find and put your plan in place. Make your dreams come true. Who will you BE when you return from your time away? With positive intention and supportive patience, I bid you happiness as you leave. Enjoy your trip as you revisit your “self”. Rejoice! Upon your return, abundantly and selflessly share the gifts you received during your time away as I freely, now share with you.
Yoga: Om Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya is a cleansing, redeeming mantra which means to honor and be true to Shiva or inner “self”. When distracted, we lose focus of our purpose and who we are. Taking time away to discover ourselves awakens the divine bestowed within us. It reestablishes our truth, our personal path to growth, and allows us to use individual gifts we have to selflessly give.