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What does it feel like when your mind is out of balance? Is it like two opposing forces going against each other or is it a whirlwind of thoughts and conflicting ideas? This is the nature of the ego, to be resistant. Have you ever felt like you really didn’t want to do something or go somewhere? Then, when you pushed through that feeling, you had an amazing experience?
Here are a couple of examples:
You know you will feel better after you exercise, but you just can’t be bothered to make the effort. In that moment you have a choice, give in to the feeling or just go! Usually the latter choice will make you feel better after you exercise (unless you are ill or injured). Another example is, a friend or family member would like to go somewhere, a park, the ocean, or an event and you are not in the mood. You are in a funk. Guess who is in control of the mood? You of course! There is a moment when you can change that feeling into something positive. Stop, take three deep breaths and say to yourself, “How can I benefit from this experience?” The answer will come to you. If it’s heart centered and true, it will come immediately. If it takes a long time with multiple answers, it’s probably your ego talking.
I have had many of these moments in my life when I made a choice to change my direction and take a leap of faith, for the most part, the decisions I’ve made were amazing and wonderful. I would urge you to do the same. Be aware, when your ego or monkey mind are running the show, stop! Center yourself and go into your heart and find the answer. It will come immediately! You will thank yourself for doing it.Who knows what kind of wonderful things you will enjoy?
I’d like to leave you with a quote from the Tao Te Ching
“The great way is easy, yet people prefer side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance,
stay centered within the Tao.”
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