“When the compulsive striving away form the Now ceases, the joy of Being flows into everything you do. The moment your attention turns to the Now, you feel a presence, a stillness, a peace. You no longer depend on the future for fulfillment and satisfaction – You don’t look to it for salvation. Therefore, you are not attached to the results. Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of being. You have found the life underneath your life situation” – Eckhart Tolle
After years of study and practice I feel like I am finally making a lot of noticeable progress with my mindset. The past six months have been one of true self discovery, assessment of what really matters in life, and adaption. I feel that those things are always present in everyones lives but I feel I have turned a corner. Constantly putting myself in challenging situations, and dealing with sacrifice after sacrifice for the life I want for myself have been so instrumental I find it hard to even articulate.
I’ve noticed that all my fears and stress come from reflection of the past or projection of the future. When I focus on the day/task/moment at hand I am truly at peace and I’m learning more and more every day to not read into things too much. There are definitely times where I feel down, regret, guilt, anxiety etc but I can deal with those feelings a lot faster than I used to be able to and recenter myself. By constantly committing to what is truly important to me everything else figures itself out. Opportunities come up constantly and I can take them on with no expectation towards the outcome – let’s just see how things go. I definitely still have goals, and a direction I would like things to go but approaching them from a position of balance I can accept the outcome more freely.
The past few months have been mainly focussed on jumping, and living that lifestyle which at face value can seem so simple but thats all been umbrellaed by a much deeper, more spiritual journey that I’ve been on.
Here’s to life and everything in it. I grow more and more grateful everyday.