Present Moment Awareness is the most foundational and essential of all the practices. The present moment is where all the beauty, melody, flavor, fragrance and pleasure of life exist. This is where life is unfolding. It’s the only place where we can experience true joy and it’s the only place where we can make conscious choices. Present moment awareness is the doorway to freedom, gratitude, love and creative power.
Love and truth go hand and hand. Living from our heart allows us to connect to our deepest truth and create a life that represents our most authentic self. Our dreams, inner calling, personality, passions, viewpoint, family, history and culture are all part of our truth. Being in touch with our heart deepens our awareness that we are an important part of an even greater truth that includes everyone and everything.
Our universe is limitless and abundant. Because life is responsive to our thoughts, words and actions…it makes sense to put our attention on what we have and what we want to create as opposed to what we don’t have. By appreciating life’s infinite beauty and resources, we help create a life of abundance to enjoy and share.
The practice of detachment or letting go can lead to liberation. Liberation lies in letting go of what we don’t need or is no longer serving us. Liberation also comes from the realization that happiness and inner peace are not dependent on external factors or a particular outcome. Living with an open mind and heart gives us the opportunity for infinite solutions and possibilities.
Clarity comes from a pure heart, mind and body. When we make choices that enhance our physical, mental and emotional health we become a vessel for good. Our inner light is free to shine out and help us align with our purpose and passions. When we are clear with our intentions, actions and communication – life flows more harmoniously.
Our inner fire ignites our soul’s passion, creativity and strength. Our inner flame burns away distractions and cultivates the discipline to remain focused on what’s most important. Whatever we invest time and energy into – will come to fruition. When we are illuminated from the inside, our dreams, our purpose and the courage to pursue them are revealed. The Divine light within is where we will find our true power.
Compassionately observing our thoughts, words and actions gives us great insight into our patterns and habits. Recognition gives us the opportunity for choice and transformation. Once we take responsibility for who we are and what we do – we can decide if we want to make adjustments or enhancements to our way of being. Forgiveness to anyone who wronged us, especially ourselves, allows us to be free of the past so we can grow into our full potential.
Our thoughts and intentions are very powerful. When we make a choice to celebrate our journey (even when it’s challenging), then every event, situation, relationship and task can be an opportunity to remember the gift of life. To move through life with a spring in our step, a sparkle in our eyes and joy in our hearts is to give and receive the very best life has to offer.