Do you ever feel like you are constantly being bombarded for your time and attention by nearly every single thing in your life? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the choices, or disheartened that you never accomplish the things that really matter to you?
How are we all to find balance in such a fast-paced world? How do we choose what to focus on and what to eliminate in our lives?
Life is more complicated than ever before. Doesn’t it seem that every single thing in our lives is constantly competing for our attention: Facebook, the news, our favorite TV shows and movies, spouses, children, friends, relatives, household chores, hobbies, downtime, food, sleep, entertainment, e-mail, voicemail, work, Youtube, birthdays, holidays, exercise, books, CD, and DVDs, relaxation… The list never seems to stop. Every single one of these things seems to compete with all the others for our time and energy, practically on a moment to moment basis.
What are we to do about it? How do we find balance in today’s world?
I’d like to share with you what I do everyday to pick and choose how I focus my time and energy. Every morning, I sit in meditation before I even get out of bed. I usually meditate for at least 15-30 minus, sometimes more. My first priority in meditation is to open my heart and join with God/Love within me. Once I feel connected, I let that Presence of Love fill my awareness to the brim so that I am overflowing with God’s Love.
In that place, there are no should’s, have to’s, or fears about what needs to get done in my life. When I’m connected and joined with God in my awareness, there is only a sense of wholeness, fulfillment, and peace. From this place of consciousness, I then ask God, “How shall we express our Love together today?”
This is the time when God and I create our to-do list together. We decide together what is most important to focus on, what our priorities are, and how we want to express our Love in the world that day. I literally prioritize my day with God.
By starting my day from this place of completion and wholeness, and getting clear about what is in our highest good and how we want to express the love and Truth that we are together, the rest of my day flows beautifully, effortlessly, and naturally. By starting my day from this state of consciousness, I bring that consciousness into my day and carry it with me throughout my day. I’m able to maintain my focus on what really matters, and I’m able to remember my wholeness and completion throughout my day. When I start my day from this place, it doesn’t really matter what gets done. It doesn’t really matter what falls away. I’m whole and complete and simply expressing what’s in my heart to express in this moment, knowing that whatever comes through is perfect.
Does everything get done? No. But the things that are most important to me do get done. Not only that, I feel peaceful and filled with love while I’m doing them. I feel focused and clear about my priorities. I don’t have regrets about the things I don’t do, and I feel happy and fulfilled with the things that I accomplish.
If you feel overwhelmed by all that is going on in your life, I highly recommend that you start your day in this way. Start your day off by joining with God and restoring your mind to wholeness, completion, peace, and love. Once you are joined with God, ask God what is in your highest good to focus on today. Ask God to help you create your to do list about what’s most important. Ask God to join you in moving through your day with awareness, peace, and love, remembering the Truth as you go about your day. If you start your day this way, I guarantee it will unfold in all the ways that are in your highest good … and you will more than likely have more fun and joy along the way, not to mention a pretty productive day!
If this all sounds good in theory but not possible for you in reality, feel free to send me an e-mail. This topic is near and dear to my heart and I’m happy to try to help.
Blessings to you,