“What does that mean?” you might be asking.
What I mean by Practicing the Presence in seeing, hearing and feeling God’s Presence in all that is.
Yes, this one might take time to understand, and it might come slower than the other concepts I’ve discussed over the last few weeks, but when it does, Peace will be with You.
What I said the other week about the mind, in the blog on meditation, can apply here as well. How much of the day do we allow our minds just to conceptualize this or that? Some of us call it daydreaming.
Of course, there is a certain amount of relief to be found when we just let go and daydream a little. But does it really bring us any lasting relief?
I wonder how many times a day our conceptualizing/daydreaming is about fearful things? I bet it’s more times than the positive daydreaming. What I mean by fearful things is the times when we are playing out an argument in our head, or a situation that we make up and imagine how we would react to it?
So in essence, most of what we conceptualize or daydream never happens. Maybe it’s entertainment, but maybe it isn’t. Remember what I told you about water taking on the form of the object it is poured into, the same thing applies to the mind; it takes on the very form of what we pour it into…or with we allow into our head.
We might start Practicing The Presence by thinking thoughts of Spirit…seeing Spirit in some of the things we see. Maybe it’s reading scriptures by the saints. It could be that when we see someone or something that makes us happy, we remember that that feeling, the essence of that feeling, is in fact, Spirit/God seeing Spirit/God in something or someone else and knowing their beauty.
I hope that my posts this month have helped you find some more tools for your spiritual tool belt of life and enabled you to bring more Peace into your journey.
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