We are taking important steps to getting unstuck and now we have a vision of how every day can renew itself.
You need to apply a new mental attitude to get unstuck. Refuse to accept second hand experiences, such as doing what someone else tells you to do and live up to the expectations of others. When you accept second had experiences it is unsettling and you are not true to yourself. However, this does not mean you disrespect others and be rebellious by rejecting others all the time.
A firsthand experience is when you are the author of the experience. It is much simpler to be ourselves all the time, but in reality life is about cooperating with others and we need to respect each other for true first hand experiences. When you are able to love a moment even when nothing interesting is happening that is a firsthand experience.
Day 6 – You Deserve More Than Second-Hand Experiences
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” – Henry David Thoreau
Today I am completely free of the past.
Rasa Hum (I am life’s vitality)
This mantra reinforces that life expresses the joy and freedom of all life in every moment.
MESSAGE OF THE DAY
Today’s meditation is about learning to live authentically from your real self. That means your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors arise from within the silence of your own awareness. This is in contrast to experience and behavior that is driven by others’ beliefs, expectations, and demands. That is second-hand experience: the mode of living that is responsible for pressure, frustration, and feeling stuck in life. First-hand experience is living from our true self, where you direct your life from within, and find love, beauty, and joy in every experience you have.
1. Write down three experiences you have regularly that do not represent your true self. For instance, when you do something only because someone else tells you to, when you live up to someone else’s low expectations, or when you “go along to get along.”
2. Reflect on how it would feel to stop having these second-hand experiences. Describe how it would be to do or say what you feel is right for you.
3. Without going into big changes that feel daunting or unrealistic, reflect on how you can shift into experiences you really want. See a positive outcome in your mind’s eye as you start being more true to yourself. Write down two or three positive experiences you can give yourself today, asking permission from no one.
4. Reflect further on your experience today.
Commit to each moment as a new fresh experience, then you will realize that every breath and moment is yours unstuck and free.