“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
Day 8 – The Wounds of Time Can Be Healed
I heal my past by being in the present.
Om Shreem (I invoke the archetype of beauty, gratitude, and generosity.)
Message of the Day
The wounds of time are the negative experiences of our past or our anxieties about the future. These memories and negative emotions hinder our ability to fully remain in the present moment. We begin to heal these emotional debts by noticing our reactions to triggering situations. We observe our responses without judging or condemning them. This simple act of letting conscious awareness be present and alert to our reactions will begin to heal these old wounds. In today’s meditation, we experience this conscious awareness in the stillness of our mind.
1. Time doesn’t always heal all wounds. Write down three areas of life from your past that feel wounded, hurtful, or pessimistic, such as lingering issues from your childhood or failed relationships. These are what need healing.
2. A healing approach to time begins by noticing your reaction in the moment. When you are in a stressful situation, or are reminded of painful experiences from your past, take a few deep breaths and be aware of how you feel, both in your body and emotionally. Practice this now for a few minutes, then journal about what you noticed and felt.
3. Healing wounds from the past is an active practice, not passive. As you identify the areas in your life where you need healing, write down new reactions and behaviors you can choose using present-moment awareness. Some examples could be making peace with someone who has been negative towards you, stopping a reactive habitual response before acting on it, or reminding yourself that you are have power to make change – you are not a victim of the past.
4. Reflect further on your experience today.