Day Fourteen : Relax

Your mind can make you sick.

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein

Your mind and mental state has a profound affect on your physical body, your spiritual experience, and your quality of life.  Mind, body, and spirit are inextricably connected.

When one is affected, the other two suffer. You can live a healthy lifestyle and practice your  spirituality, yet if your mind is not healthy the other two cannot make up for the deficit which creates an unbalance.

Stress and tension create suffering, unhappiness and illness. They are toxic to your relationships, health, and happiness. When you are tense, stress and tension keep your mind and body in a familiar holding pattern prohibiting change and the ability to enjoy life in the present.

When your mind is relaxed, your heart relaxes; the door to your feelings, emotions opens to a deeper, subtle, richer experience of life. Your movements become more fluid and graceful as you move with a greater trust in yourself. Your awareness of what is possible becomes clearer when you feel it in your body, mind and heart.

Meditation Practice : Travel to your core of love once more as we explored in day eight to the innermost core of your being, which is beyond body, mind, heart, the very centre of your existence. Relax from the core of your being. Relax the edges of your body where you meet the surfaces of the floor or chair let gravity hold you. Relax your body, relax your actions. Walk in a relaxed way, eat in a relaxed way, talk, and listen in a relaxed way. Slow down. Do not make haste. Stress and Tension creates hurry, fear, doubt. Tension means a constant effort to be on time, to complete tasks, to be enough, do enough, and feel safe and secure enough. You are enough. Be enough. Do not spend your time preparing. Be here right now. Do not fantasise about what will come or reminisce on the past you will not be in reality with an open mind or heart. The stories you create are not reality, life will pass you by.

Listen to the Heart meditation