EAST MEETS WEST
A few years ago I listened to a series of meditations put together by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. It was a 21 day Spiritual Detox Series. There is one pearl of wisdom that I came away with that I use everyday and want to share today on this post. It is a question that can be applied to any situation. I mostly use it in interactions with others. Before any communication, or interaction. I don’t always remember, but I am getting better at remembering before I do tasks that impact my health, my relationships, my acquisition of time.
THE QUESTION: WHAT IS MY INTENTION?
I recently had some news about someone that could have opened the door to calling a person that I have not had direct contact with for quite awhile. Asking myself what my intention was in calling helped me reassess the call and not make it. I realized that call would be an unnecessary distraction. A step back in engaging in a conversation that would not help me in my healing process. To connect with a person based on sharing information that would only help reinforce my own mental monologue gone unchecked.Covert complaining, gossip and lamenting about how bad thing are. Okay, maybe not so covert. But maybe it would start out that way? Oh, please! More yada, yada, yada…
WHAT IS MY INTENTION ON STEROIDS
How much of what I say is totally unnecessary? More than less. Stopping myself from talking feels like being in my own Seinfeld episode. Realizing how much ideas that seem to be about something are really about nothing, but when examined are pretty revealing.
Detoxing happens on many levels. It is like looking through the garbage for something you think you threw out that can not be replaced. Who wants to do that? Sometimes it just bloody well stinks.