Becoming More Aware

How aware are you of your surroundings? If you closed your eyes, could you recreate what is sitting right in front of you? Could you describe the sounds and smells you sensed during the day? Could you sense the response others have to your words or actions? Does the world you live in encompass more than yourself? Part of the growth in becoming one with All is to feel the connection that you have with others.

The physical body makes it more difficult to see outside of yourself. It is something that comes with age in the maturing of this body. Have you noticed the progression of a newborn not recognizing ‘self’ to becoming more aware of ‘self’ and non-self’? The growth continues until finally reaching a stage in spiritual awakening when once again as an adult you return to seeing that there is no ‘self’. A circular movement of growth so common of this physical world as it unfolds in your daily lives.

What we encourage you to do at this time is to be aware of the world around you. Once again, we ask you to stop spending so much time in your heads, your minds, and to open up your hearts, your awareness. For there is so much that you miss when you remain behind those closed doors of your mind. The lesson for this life is to not only focus on what happens to ‘you’, but also to what happens around you.

Are you aware of how other sentient beings respond to your presence? Be it Mother Nature, strangers or members of your inner circle of life? Are you acting towards others or reacting to others?

Have you ever noticed that the ones to whom you are drawn are those who are not reacting? No matter how people treat them, they always seem to remain steady in who they are and how they act towards others. You are drawn to them because that is how you remember being in another time in your life. No fear, no voices in your head remembering personal or professional misdeeds towards you. Just an inner calm, certain of your place in the world and the loving presence surrounding you.

Can you for a day, be aware of your surroundings? If they seem full of fear and stress, can you send out peace and loving calm? If they appear angry or hurtful, can you send out joy and love? And notice the difference in the energies surrounding you. Just from the way they were prior to this exercise.

And you WILL notice a difference.

Sending loving energy to someone who is hurting.

Sending loving energy to someone who is fearful.

Sending loving energy to a complete stranger standing next to you.

Be aware of how your projections of love affect those around you. Try it. Just for a day. Get out of your heads and notice what is around you. What you notice may surprise you. And the result of this exercise may make you want to act in this fashion for more than just one day. Perhaps for a lifetime.

Remember the connection between all things. All things are an extension of you. How will you live your day tomorrow? What new sights will you see? And when you close your eyes at the end of your day, will there be a smile on your lips from the memories of what happened? We guarantee there will be.

Love yourself.

Love the All.

And be at peace.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah Oster Pannell
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 12:55:37

    What a beautiful post. This message rings loud and true! With age comes the wisdom of recognizing the joy of living life in this fashion, but it can sometimes be easy to forget what we know, when we get caught up in the stresses of everyday life, and the quest to meet our goals. Thanks for the timely reminder, once again. Always appreciated!!


    • the_tovarysh_connection
      Aug 27, 2012 @ 21:10:17

      Thank you, Deborah. It always amazes me how easily I forget things that by now should be second nature. Like you, I KNOW better, but still stumble along. Just this week, I realized how setting my intent for the day when I get up really makes a differ on how it flows.Such an easy thing to do, and yet……;-)


      • Deborah Oster Pannell
        Aug 27, 2012 @ 21:38:59

        Oh, you are so right… I love being able to ground myself in a few minutes of yoga and light calisthenics in the morning. It helps me start the day with calm and focus. Amazingly, I do not do this nearly enough, even though it makes a HUGE difference. Why is this????

      • the_tovarysh_connection
        Aug 31, 2012 @ 21:32:13

        Because it is so easy to put everyone and everything else ahead of yourself. We all do this too much and need to self-nurture much more than we currently do. I am as guilty as you. So its time to start anew and give to ourselves more. Deal? 😉

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