It often happens during my sunrise walks that some moment of clarity shines through. So, in what might become the first in a “sunrise series” of posts, there is inspiration to share a bit of that reflection.
When we are feeling anxiety, stress, or even confusion, this is generally a sign that we are living too much in the future.
Future living means that we are trying to decide long term plans, or worrying about what might possibly change or disrupt those plans. We may be confused about what to do when considering the long term ramifications of certain decisions.
The truth is we don’t know what is going to happen! So all of this stress and anxiety is built upon our imagination alone.
Peace is presence. And presence is what you truly are. It is the infinite space between your last thought and your next thought…vast and endless quiet that is peace itself.
Without thoughts, worries and stress have no anchor, and no place to land.
Whenever anxious feelings threaten to overwhelm you, that is your cue to dispassionately observe your thoughts and remain as that observer.
Things are never as urgent as we think, so release yourself from that urgency and do only what you need to do in this moment. Trust in the power governing the entire universe.
Photo from morning walk to Sinagoga from Ponta do Sol (6:56am) here in Santo Antão