Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Back to Basics: Quiet Time

Recently, I took a step back from all the activity I was involved in; blogging, personal development and businesses that I'm working on and realized I've spent less time on spiritual development. Meaning I've taken on a whole bunch of activities directed toward accomplishment and achievement on the physical plane and I lowered the amount of time I spent on spiritual development.

I, once again, came across the video of Dr. Wayne Dyer's Power of Intention and realized that my connection with Source got a bit rusty. (If you have already seen this, like I had, you might want to take a look at it again since it's come into your life.) :)

As we know, the Law of Attraction is a Universal Law. Something that applies everywhere, to eveyone, like gravity. We know that our emotions, what we feel, is a guide to what we are vibrating, therefore what we are attracting to in our lives. Sometimes we, like I referenced in my opening paragraph, get so involved into manifestation activities that only see those activities and sometimes forget about those others activities that connect us with Source, the Universe, or God(ess) if you prefer.

I'm refering to quiet time or meditation. What physical activity does for manifestion of our desires in this world, meditation does for manifestation in the spiritual world. It is a balance that is needed. Got to get both the spiritual world and physical world to work together.

During the summer months, I was much more in balance. I devoted fairly equal time to physical activites and spiritual activites. I then started to shift more into physical activites to speed up the process, but only found out that negelcting the spiritual activities not only hindered any growth I was making, but I ended up crashing again.

Crashing is a bit drastic of a term, we sometimes do that use drastic or overdramatized language to convey meaning. So, let's say I took some backsteps. :)

Anyway, I started making more time to sit. Not so much meditate, but sit quietly.

Examples:

1) I stopped going outside to eat my lunch and connecting with nature. Well, it was getting too hot for me, so I sat inside. I said to myself, "Well, since I'm in the coolness of inside, let's see what's on TV. Oh, goodie, "How It's Made" is on, that's educational." Loss of connection with nature/abundance. So now, I am going back outside to eat lunch and soak in the heat and appreciate the heat, welcome the heat, for the short period I'm outside. I stopped identifing with how miserable the heat is and welcomed it for it's part in the cycle of seasons.

2) I stopped reading blogs on personal development. Many people say that reading 10 minutes a day of a good book (or blogs) will help develop your mind because you are planting good thoughts in your minds garden. (Lifted from James Allen's excellent book As a Man Thinketh) Since I stopped reading "personal development" ideas (planting good seeds of thought) when I was working on business plans and reading business books, I was comming across some seeds of negitivity "beware of this', 'watch out for that'. Just little seeds of doubt and negativity that carried over into other areas of my life, not just business. What shook me out of this finally reading an email/subscription from Ed Mills' Evolving Times. He mentioned that he gets lot's of good lessions from reading other's blogs. I thought to myself "Dang it, Dean, you used to do this all the time. Get back to reading PD blogs, you always find something that strikes the right cord for the right situation."

In summary, take a balance approach to your life. Both spiritual and physical development. Make some quiet time, to sit and calm yourself. Connect with spirit, wether it is outside eating lunch, going for walks, or meditating. Reconnect with Source.

Also keep planting good thought seeds in your mind's garden. Read good books, blogs or The Good Book, whatever, just keep good thoughts going into your mind.

Blessed Be.

4 comments:

edwardmills said...

Hi Dean.

Great post! We definitely seem to be on the same wavelength lately! Back to basics, balance and more. Very interesting. It's good to be on this path with you.

Tina Su said...

Thanks for inspiring me and to make me realize the value of time management and balance.


Love & Gratitude,
Tina
Think Simple. Be Decisive.

Dean Lacono said...

Hi Ed,

Thank you for your visit.

It's nice to walk a path with someone, makes the journey more enjoyable.

Blessings to you.

Dean Lacono said...

Hi Tina,

Thank you for visting.

I'm glad you found inspiration here. Please come back.

Have a great life.