As I sat down to meditate I found I was far from myself. I needed to take a good number of breaths in order to find my center once again, allow my muscles to relax and my heart to settle.
The message I received from spirit is a reminder that many of us are in this same place today. Because of the changes and demands in our personal lives we are finding ourselves trying to control, to change, to fix things. Such efforts are appropriate. We need to do these things in order to live in this world. But, in these times of change, it is easy to forget our innermost qualities. So the message is a reminder that love is not an afterthought, that joy is not a consequence of us getting the circumstances right all the time. Rather, these qualities need to be at the center of our efforts. They are the fountain from which our actions spring from. While a small reminder, I find that for me it is one that changes how I live my life today.
If you look around and find you are doing a lot, this is the moment to stop and see what your heart is saying. No, You did not hear right, it does not say you have to keep on working, to get on with it. That is your mind speaking. Instead, for this moment let go of the want to control, to seek approval, or to have security. Let go of wanting to be important, just for a moment breathe and see where is it that love resides in this very moment.