Why sometimes I feel like getting rid of almost all my belongings.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you go to the store and don’t know what brand of toothpaste to get because there are about 30 different ones?
Have you ever come back to your house from a relaxing vacation and realized that you don’t need all that you have accumulated in your house to be happy?
That is the case with me many times. I recently went through a big change in my life and had to move to my lovely mother’s house. My big concern was where was I going to store everything I have. I took with me most of my clothes and left every thing else at my old place with plans of packing it up with me soon. It’s been over 2 months and I still have not picked it up and guess what? I realized that I don’t need it.
We live in a society that glorifies acquisition and rejects simplicity. Women do it mostly through shopping for clothes; things for the house and men tend to do it with big toys. The quest for more seems endless. We work more, to spend more, to work more.
We are separating ourselves from nature and from our planet by searching for this quest as our demand as consumers requires taking away from our planet and instead fabricating more waste.
We love to sing “one love one heart” but do we really mean it? Do we really feel and act like we are one with other humans, like we are one with the earth? Or are we just doing what is convenient?
For peace to exist, we need to understand intellectually and embrace in our guts that we are all one with nature and with one another. We resonate and vibrate at the same frequencies as nature. In nature, we are in our natural state. Out of nature, out of tune, imbalances begin to occur. Stress, pollution, out of tune with our bodies, out of tune with our emotional needs.
We cannot always get to the beach or the mountains, but we can slow down and appreciate nature which is all around us, sustaining us, uplifiting us, giving us all that we need.
This is why I love yoga, it is my daily personal stability and centering ritual that helps me slow down, to return to my nature, to my breath, to love. All that I need is comfortable clothes and my intention to stay present. As I am more present with myself, I am more present with others. As I am more present with myself I feel oneness with others and with all the elements in nature. Interconnected is more accessible as I connect to my soul.
When we are aware of this interconnectedness of the microcosm and the macrocosm all of our actions, thoughts, words, what we buy what we do is not only for the benefit of ourselves or our loved ones but for the benefit of the planet as a whole.
What personal centering and stability rituals do you practice?
Do meditate, exercise or anything in the morning or evening to unwind yourself?
If not try establishing a daily personal ritual that works best for you and decide to be disciplined and do it every day at the same time.
With all the ups and downs and changes in your life, this practice will give you a space to find peace internally.
Include this affirmation before or after your practice.
I know my life is peaceful and harmonious.
I simplify my life.
I release unnecessary possessions.
I follow my inner guidance and the wisdom of nature.
I communicate simply and honestly.
I use my time wisely.
I respect myself and the process.
I harmonize with nature and all others in my world.
I accept greater peace in my life now.
And so it is.