Entering the Conscious Moment With Commitment

Imagine the conscious mind as a portal for consciousness to enter your life. In a conscious moment, where lovers share tenderness, that moment is charged with simple love. In a conscious moment, when you are alone, that moment is charged with a loving connection with God. When you are in a conscious moment without any leaks, you are connected to an unlimited consciousness.  Unfortunately that moment can have leaks, where consciousness leaks out. These leaks are thoughts or mental conditioning that grab your attention and too often become repetitive.

A commitment is where you give your all in a relationship and share a conscious moment. In relationship with God, to give yourself 100%, you cannot have leaks that drain consciousness from the moment. Leaks like attachments, thoughts you cannot control like desires and emotions like anger or fear, drain consciousness and limit how much you give of yourself. That relationship would have a limited commitment and a limited quality of experience.

When the experience isn’t strong, theories fill in the blanks. Without a strong experience, commitments are weak and the whole relationship may be theoretical. Religious fanatics or people in story-book relationships may believe their relationship has a strong commitment, but their commitment is really to their mind. Even in that case, their love has that ability to break down theoretical walls and strong commitments can be developed.

This may sound like only yogis or high spiritual people can have strong commitments, but even if you limit leaks on the material level, leaks can easily happen; like the celibate desiring sex. That desire is a leak. My parents weren’t spiritual, but their commitment was incredibly strong. I feel no matter what your situation is, that conscious moment exists for you.

I think the purpose of life is to have your relationships to be 100% committed without any leaks. Be it with God or your lover, a conscious moment is amazing. Here is a simple 4 step process I teach for entering the moment:

  1. Realize that you can have a conscious moment and be willing to enter it.
  2. Get away from the idea, ‘I can’t do it.’
  3. Take a breath that is free from your thoughts; imagine breathing into silence
  4. Relax and a complete breath takes you into the conscious moment

If you practice this for about 5 minutes before you go to sleep and upon awakening for at least 10 days, this will become a habit. Then when you are in a loving moment or a deep communication with God, that conscious moment is there for you without you even having to think about it.

                I feel to live a complete life, you have to live in a conscious moment. I could feel disappointed in my life without health, wealth and my own children, but I feel fortunate to sometimes have conscious moments. I know people in my family that have them all. If I could have any of health, wealth or a conscious moment, I am glad my focus is on having a conscious moment and super happy to have someone to share it with-Amy.

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The Habit of Being Open

The idea of being open often refers to being able to accept new ideas. In this article, being open  to me means being able to accept a new state of consciousness.  One of the easiest things you can do has profound effects on the quality of your life; changing where your in-breath lands. We normally breathe into our thoughts, which gives life to what we think, but what would happen if we breathed into silence? When we breathe, our breath determines the level of consciousness that we operate from. This is a habit and it triggers our thought patterns, our behavior, our creativity and the ability to problem-solve. This is considered who we are or our ego.

Breathing into silence has our breath traveling deeper, freeing ourselves from our everyday consciousness and exploring the spiritual world of silence. Our breath floats beyond our thinking and lands in a place we are comfortable with. It is a way of conditioning our mind, so it happens spontaneously without our thinking about it.

I talk about this often in my writings. Here are some benefits I get from the habit of breathing into silence:

  • Sometimes I feel a beautiful state of love, for no reason at all. I could be alone, not even meditating, watching TV or having anything trigger it. I feel my heart expand and my breath floats to a depth
  • Before sleep; establishing a restful mind
  • Unfinished business; for instance, if I had an unpleasant experience that day and I keep thinking about it, breathing into silence frees me
  • Clear-minded communications, where I focus on one thing at a time, especially in a loving interaction or with prayers
  • Entering silence without unfinished business pulling you back into your mind
  • Creativity bubbles up from deep within. When my mind is receptive, I can receive creativity more easily
  • Dealing with disruptive thinking habits; ‘I can’t do this.’ ‘I don’t deserve this.’
  • Having a hard time remembering something. In the same way that creativity bubbles up and is received by my calm mind, what I want to remember is also received when my mind is calm
  • Waiting with nothing to do can make me impatient. With this habit, I feel it is a pleasure to have this time to simply receive

 

I believe this is one of the most important habits you can develop. I suggest, before you go to sleep at night and before you get out of bed in the morning, you practice breathing into silence for at least several minutes. This is how you can create a habit of breathing this way. By noticing its effect during the day and being pleased with it, you can reinforce it.

 

If you are interested in this way of thinking, you can check earlier articles and blog entries on this site. I have connected this consciousness to health issues in my books The Positive Self: Change Your Self-Image and You Change Your Life and A Healthy Way to be Sick.  In approaching death consciously, I wrote The End: A Creative Approach to Death and A Poetic View of Hospice.