“The most important thing is remembering the most important thing.”
― Suzuki Roshi
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Today, let's reawaken our deepest intentions so that we can realign our actions with what is most important.
As we wake up to what we really are, the wisdom of our hearts grows louder. From the stillness of our heart, clarity into our most liberating intentions is found. We can trust in this boundless radiant presence of our awakening hearts. Inspiring seeds for a beautiful future takes root each time we remember what it is that is most important.
by Stephen Levine
We walk through half our life
as if it were a fever dream
barely touching the ground
our eyes half open
our heart half closed.
Not half knowing who we are
we watch the ghost of us drift
from room to room
through friends and lovers
never quite as real as advertised.
Not saying half we mean
or meaning half we say
we dream ourselves
from birth to birth
seeking some true self.
Until the fever breaks
and the heart can not abide
a moment longer
as the rest of us awakens,
summoned from the dream,
not half caring for anything but love.
What intention is operating right now?
A limbic intention is rooted in fear, grasping, addiction, doubt, shame, defensiveness … the ego's will.
A liberating intention is rooted in love, freedom, peace, joy … the heart's will.
How do we wake up from a limbic intention, into our more mature/evolved being? We recognize what's happening and bring kindness to it.
Bringing attention inward. Feel this body breathing. Arriving more fully into presence.
Bringing a recent situation to mind that triggered reactivity within you.
Noticing what aspects of this situation were uncomfortable for you.
Noticing any egoic intentions to protect, or defend, or separate.
Sensing what unmet needs your feeling? What is at the core of your reactivity?
Hand on the heart, bringing compassion to whatever you notice.
What do you really long for within this situation? What is the heart's will? What really matters here? What is the deeper intention?
How would your awakening heart respond more compassionately to this situation?
How does this situation help to deepen your wisdom and awaken your heart and mind?
What is one liberating intention you've discovered to be at the core of your being?
We'd love to hear in the comments!