2019 – The year of the flow

2019 – The year of the flow
The coming year will surely give you what you need – but maybe not what you want.
 
Many people are caught in their ideology of what’s right and what’s wrong today. Get out of that by getting in touch with your body and your breathing, by getting in touch with the Now, by getting out of your “no” and into the flow.
 
And simply enjoy being there even while others still keep throwing their “no” at everybody else. The flow doesn’t mind – so you shouldn’t either.
 
It’s simple to be happy. It’s a question of being out of control and completely in charge. It’s the question of being in the flow or not. It’s easy if you are and it’s hard if you’re not.
 
It’s as simple as that. The flow has always been simple – and forever will be.

In mindfulness you find Gods tenderness

In mindfulness you find Gods tenderness

Don’t meditate. Just sit. Breathe. Take your time, take a lot of time. Breathing and sitting you’ll go beyond time and into the essence and deep truth of time: the Now.

Don’t practice walking meditation. Just walk. Feel the ground, feel your feet, your step, your muscles, the tender touch of the clothes on your skin.

Feel. Smell. See and taste all this because it has the taste of joy. And listen, listen carefully to everything that sounds and doesn’t sound inside you and around you.

Every slight breeze will caress you with a loving hand, every passing motorbike will become a lover’s word whispered in your ear, softly and delicately. Every smell and every stink will surprise your senses in a loving way. Every disturbance becomes a lover’s gift, wrapped in funny paper. Every thought is now an appreciated guest who arrives, stays for a while and leaves to follow his own magnificent ways.

You are loved, deeply loved and in this silence you find God’s tenderness, the caressing hand of life for you. You always knew. But it always was so close that it seemed impossible: so much happiness, so much love without attempt, without effort, without fear.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE NOW

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE NOW

“We can trust the fact that it’s enough to get in touch with the Now again and again, day by day, in rituals that might seem quite repetitive.

There’s the breathing and the sense perceptions. And there’s the mind. We feel our breathing, we get in touch with it and remain in touch with it. We simply receive the signals of our senses, we perceive them, while being awake, open and patient. And we watch our mind, we somehow look into it, awake, open and with compassion for ourselves and the others. That’s all. We do this often. We do it every day. We do it whenever we can. There’s not much else to be done.

This way we will liberate ourselves. Many others liberated themselves this way before us from constant dissatisfaction and fear. Why shouldn’t we be able to do the same?”

Translated excerpt from German: (c) 2014: “Gehmeditation im Alltag” by Volker Winkler, published by Windpferd Verlag; Italian translation published by “Edizioni Il Punto d’Incontro” (Oct. 2015)

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