11. Those who mistake the unessential to be essential
and the essential to be unessential,
dwelling in wrong thoughts,
never arrive at the essential.

~Dhammapada (1. Pairs)

http://www.thebigview.com/buddhism/dhammapada-01.html

Manna for the Mind

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Open up to all the possibilites

Not always so | Mindfulbalance Blog

The post Not always so | Mindfulbalance Blog written by Karl Duffy really opens my mind!

Actually it helps me understand artistic blocks and even when I am training horses, why I feel limited in my scope.

I remember when I started creating jewelry. I knew nothing. I knew even less than nothing! And so, I simply picked up parts and pieces and started putting them together just to please myself.  There were no preconceived notions holding me to the outcome of my actions. It has only been  2 years and I have quickly lost my ability to see the creative options ! I have forgotten how to be spontaneous and open-minded in my work methods. I have narrowed my thinking to precisions and absolutes and  have lost touch with that new, expansive thinking  that allowed me to simply create!

Karl has reminded us that we have the ability to return to mindfulness at any given moment. We  have the resource readily available to expand our thinking, open up the Universal flow, and make all things possible.

Today I will find the time to sit still  and breathe in mindfulness. I will be open to the experience that flows around me and through me to flow freely and without limit. I will let the expert in me have a day off and set the child afoot to explore the possibilities!

“Breathing in,  I open myself to all possibilities that are available now….Breathing out I let go of  all limits.”

Namaste

Andrea