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Forgetting Yourself
April 25, 2016
Hello,

There is absent mindedness and forgetfulness on the one hand and total absorption in the present moment, when all else is forgotten, even yourself. And these are when we are most alive and if we are lucky we can experience that sense of flow.

My experience is that this magical forgetfulness is easier to find that you might think - though sometimes you do need to practice a bit. But the good news is that you can practice anywhere and at any time.

So why not practice right now? Be still and just be aware of what you are doing right now? How are your senses responding to this moment and how much are you being dragged away?



RELATIONSHIPS
by Sophia Yasmeen

    Whenever a relationship brings out the worst in me I find it to be an opportunity to be free. I try to know every moment of my misery. If there is sorrow, I know that there is sorrow. If there is anger, jealousy, defensiveness, the urge to argue, the need to be right, an inner child demanding love and attention, — whatever it is, I work towards knowing the reality of that moment. My relationship with others then become a spiritual practice, a work of art. When we are reacting we are disconnecting ourselves from the source. Knowing and disconnectedness cannot co-exist for long, because everything is transient. When I observe patiently the disconnected state of the other person and in my knowing I hold the other in the loving embrace of peace...I create the right amount of compassion for both of us. . If I react at all to the other person's disconnectedness, I become disconnected myself. But if I then remember to know that moment I realize nothing is lost.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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