To listen truly is part art, a little science and a big sprinkle of magic. I, for one, need practice, practice and more practice in honing this delicate skill. I hear a lot but in many instances, I’m not listening. Why?, because I am way too wrapped up in the hamster
‘Change your mind and your ass will follow.’ A profound though light statement and also the brilliant title of a less then agreeable song released in 1970 by a band called Funkadelic. The idea behind it isn’t new; in fact, it has been written in different ways at different times over many, many centuries.
Sometimes, life has us gazing outwards to all of the events and happenings of life and the people in it. Other times, it invites us inside to consider and understand those events and happenings; to understand our part in those things and how they affect us.
Integration means weaving important principles, beliefs, and actions into the fabric of your being. Many of these lessons are soooo devastatingly simple yet it is so easy to muck it up by negative thinking. Basically this means my brain goes off the grid and into the weeds. The chimps take over. Think of the monkey cage in the zoo and you will be able to relate. For me I begin to understand why the guys in the flowing orange robes are always smiling. My goodness, its being in the “moment”.
Its about learning to live in the moment and realize that there is nothing more. We can intellectualize that there is by living in the past and future, but in reality its all about living in the now.