These weeks the acupuncture clinic is full.
In conversation with clients, I not only talk about their complaint, but also about the energy it takes to keep up with all the changes around us.
We have had to let go of our familiar luxurious life. We get new experiences such as boredom, hopelessness as an extra complaint. We are asked to control ourselves because disease may be lurking. Well what can we do, now that more and more getaways are closed and we have to limit social contacts.
I myself notice that I have to protect myself against an overload of information. In this crazy world I get too much ‘input’ and that is not helpful at all. Everyone has an opinion and vigorously claims being righteous.
Emotions, stoked in the digital domain, disrupt my well-being. I no longer feel what is really important to me. The online experience contains an eagerness like the very hungry caterpillar, more extreme images, intense stories, seductive pictures, even more opinions, there is no end to it. It is ego stroking and keeps you busy.
In the newspaper, on TV or on social media, too many people react agitated, they fire at everything that does not suit their preference. When I move into that field of opposites, I notice how strong it is. The more attention I give to it, the more fuel it is on the fire of confusion, strife and division. I become insecure and I become detached from myself. Energy flows away to things far from my bed.
I often forget that an online experience is not real life, it is distraction, discussion and unrest. It is an astral world that draws me into the darkness. This astral world has a polarizing and a sucking effect. And everything that is going on there is mainly food for the mind. For someone who meditates daily, this is a test of consciousness. Because wait a minute, what did I really want to focus my attention on?
Peace and Compassion
I talk to colleagues that as lightworkers we have the task not to give even more nourishment to the field of unrest. Therefore, we focus on the opposite; a field of light. The awareness that is needed for this not only makes me close myself off from some things, but also consciously focuses on calmness, peace and compassion in myself.
When I am free of duality I can remember that I do not have to identify with the tension or turmoil in the outside world. I recognize that this lives in me. That everything is in me, so also forgiveness, calmness, rest or letting go. I can consciously focus on that.
In my meditations I place myself in a field of love and light so that I can better keep my calm.
Good to know – now that your holiday plans have been canceled – that peace and tranquility are mainly an inner experience. That it’s not a place you’ll find in the world. That you can radiate this as a universal value. That you don’t have to show this online, but that you can embody this in a different way, live it.
Voor het schrijven van dit blog was ik onder andere geïnspireerd door de documentaire The Social Dilemma (aanrader) op Netflix.
Bij Glow Yogastudio in Haarlem geef ik elke zaterdagochtend een meditatieles van een uur. Iedereen is welkom, met of zonder meditatie ervaring.
Ik ben verbonden aan Compassionate Care & Mindful Medicine een dagelijkse meditatiegroep voor medewerkers in de zorg. Meer informatie…