Find solace in knowing that the path you are on is your path, that you have always been on your path, that life itself is always showing you where you need to go next. Life itself is your greatest teacher. Your awakening comes in becoming aware of that; aware of life’s lessons, big and small; aware of yourself as a being both finite and infinite. The challenge comes when you ask yourself to stay aware, alert, and awake in every moment of every day so that you don’t miss anything. Sometimes the biggest lessons come in the subtlest of ways.
You are not just a physical being. Beyond everyday life lies another life, life in the etheric field, the life of spirit. Try to connect with this other self more often, in waking and dreaming, so that you begin to understand the self as more than physical matter. Your dreaming self, for instance, is a real self, a part of you as real as the hand in front of your face, capable of just as much, and more, than your physical self. Find our who you really are. Meditate to connect with your greater self. Intend to be aware of your dreams, and to be aware of your heart-centered self more often as well. Eventually this other self will become more known and a real asset to your daily life. Eventually you will discover that you are so much more.
Remain upon your path of change no matter what comes along to upend you, to unsettle and catapult you into a new state of awareness. When sudden change occurs it causes a shift, and an abrupt need to rethink best laid plans. Receive whatever comes with a measure of grace and an open heart, aware that this might be the most important moment in your life, a pivotal moment that says now or never. Change comes at appropriate times, so pay attention and proceed with what is right, taking a moment to pause and ask yourself the question, “What’s right?” Listen with your heart. The answer will come.
Strive to remain upon your path of heart, the path of balance, awareness and compassion that you have worked so hard to maintain. Each day remind yourself that this is your goal. Let each step you take be with awareness. Let each thought be aware. Let each word be spoken with awareness of yourself as part of the greater whole and thus a loving and compassionate being who is aware of the bigger picture. The world may not yet be in step with you, but stay upon the path of heart anyway in hopes that the world will soon catch up.
In quiet meditation, when the mind and heart are calm, when the breath is long, slow and deep the body has the opportunity to reset, readjust and return to a state of pristine awareness when all that is normally unknown swims up to consciousness. And then one is granted knowledge that in an ordinary state of everyday consciousness is unattainable. Find time to sit in quiet meditation. It will do your body, mind and spirit good and your life will be less frantic and driven. With a calm heart it is much easier to face the busy times you live in.