“Stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course.”
-Tao Te Ching, tr. Stephen Mitchell
There’s only one safe place to be in the midst of chaos – at the center of your being. When you stand steady in the light that is your core self, the world can go crazy around you and you will simply stand there and be – be source, be light, be serene, know that you are integrated in the One Energy.
How do I stay in my center?
First, you have to realize that your safe center exists. You have to know that your center is the safest, most supportive place you can be. It is not a place in your body suit, it is a place in your invisible world.
It is your center and it is filled with unconditional love for you and your process in life. You can go to your this spiritual place for shelter – easily and often.
Change begins from within
You have control over what you think and say and do. And what you think and say or do affects your life experience. What you focus on you get more of.
What are you focusing on? The good news or the bad? The harmony or the disharmony?
Your choice. Your life.
What to do when you feel helpless
There are some things you can do nothing about on the physical plane, but you can make great changes on the inner plane. Rather than feel helpless or hopeless, go where you can do a great deal to make changes in your inner self, the place within where we’re all one light and where we can join with others who are working to increase their light so we may affect the collective consciousness. Working with our light within, we have power to create change. Working with other light beings, we have even greater power.
Don’t get pulled off center
I watch people continue to make choices out of concern only for their own well-being, rather than the broader good. It’s tempting to become dismayed or discouraged because we’re so connected.
But I’m not helpless – I have total control over my thoughts, my beliefs, my actions. My job is to stay open and aware and flexible. And make certain my choices are inclusive and for the highest good of the most people.
Let your feelings guide you
Notice how you feel. Use your emotions and feelings as a barometer. If you feel distressed, let go of what you’re focused on, move within and find that place of peace, that place of oneness where all of us are serene. Stay there for a while.
Replenish yourself in this center of peace and light and unconditional love until you feel ready to go back into the world.
Let your feelings and emotions guide you. Turn off the negative news, the violent television shows, walk away from the angry person, do not continue a competitive conversation.
You always have a choice. Reside in the center of your being, that place of peace and serenity that you can get to in the intake of a single breath.
Move within, calm your mind, feel the lightness of the energy you have within you and let that permeate your entire being until the activity on the surface of your life no longer has any effect.
Breathe – let go. Shift your gaze to focus only on the positive. That’s how you stay in your center.
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