We experience life through our senses, therefore one’s perspective can be determined by how aware we are to the messages of our sensory organs and how we interpret them.
This is a statement that provides alternative probabilities for past actions that can change our present and future situation.
Over the past two years I’ve awoken to the uncomfortable truth that I know nothing. Everything I thought to be true and real has been an illusion, but I take comfort in the words of Socrates, ‘The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing, wonder is the beginning of wisdom’.
I feel like a blank canvas, my mind open and receptive as an infant, I want to live in wonder, I want to learn universal truths and live them.
My mentor Kahuna Abraham Kawai’i said ‘To be or not to be is not the question, what is has always been. To move and flow from an ancient essence present and to walk away with the past, present and future in one.’
With my new clear open mind, I’ve only just fully understood what this means, how we can live in the past, present and future at the same time and I’d like to share with you, my perspective.
The most painful times of our lives, our worst nightmares, can be the greatest gifts for evolution and freedom from self imposed limitations. If we view these situations as an event instead of an emotion, we can change our perception of it which changes how we live in the present and provides new possibilities for the future.
We live in the centre of our universe, creating and recreating it with every movement, breath and thought. Although we live in a culture that promotes uniform conformity, understanding the power we have over our own lives through our perception of events beyond our control helps us to gainfully navigate our way through chaos.
I warmly recommend time spent just with you lying comfortable on the floor, sensing your body moving to the rhythm of your breath. Let your breath guide you deeper and deeper into the feeling of your body, the pulse of heart and fluid, subtle nerve flow vibrations, the letting go of muscular holding and how your body becomes heavier and flatter on the floor. This is an opportunity to practice your power of perception. You’re not trying to accomplish any one thing, nor complicating it with rules, it’s a simple event and you’re directing its course as its creator to refine and simplify your life experience.
‘When our breath, our thoughts and our spirit align with our body, you have arrived, you are the living prayer.’ Kahu Abraham Kawai’i.