On Day 8 of 12 Days of Solstice, we receive the wisdom of the North: Choose to be present. So just for today, focus on being present….
✨ experience fully each and every moment without distraction
✨ in conversation, engage in listening (and not what your reply might be!)
✨ use all your senses to be conscious and aware of everything around you
“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.”
– Eckhart Tolle
I do believe that our inner world is a microcosm for the outer world of the universe, and the Tolle quote definitely reverberated with me. And then I recalled these inspiring words from Lao Tzu… I guess there really are no NEW ideas…. we share them in the collective unconscious:
“Without going outside,
you may know the whole world.
Without looking through the window,
you may see the ways of heaven.
The farther you go, the less you know.
Thus the sage knows without travelling:
He sees without looking;
He works without doing.”
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