“The only lasting cure for that which ails us, is prevention… and I’m not just referring to cancer, I’m referring to any disease or state (self-doubt, listlessness, fear) that ails you.”
Throughout November, Kris Carr is celebrating Prevention with all kinds of tips and tools to help us become healthier and happier.
Grab a cup of tea and take 15 minutes to watch her and Chef @ChadSarno, of Crazy Sexy Kitchen shop Whole Foods. It’s filled with cooking tips so grab a pen and paper – you’ll want to take notes.
Oh, and you won’t believe what Kris puts in her bathtub. I can’t wait to grate and squeeze some into mine!
Eckhart kicks off Chapter 7, “Finding Who You Truly Are” with this …
“Knowing yourself deeply has nothing to do with whatever ideas are floating around in your mind. Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.”
The a-ha for me was when he used a cross as a way to portray this. (It also made me think of the wall of crosses my friend has in her home.)
Eckhart says most of us live life along the horizontal – in the past, the future, focused on point a and point b. However, our true power comes when we incorporate a vertical dimension along that horizontal line.
When we firmly root ourselves in being, or acceptance, a depth occurs that’s missing in so many lives. Ego dissolves at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical. That’s where presence lives and we know that’s where the magic happens.
That’s also where you’ll find who you truly are. The truth is, no one can tell you who you are. It’s more of an essence to be experienced, not able to be explained.
We cultivate this essence in life’s little things, during traffic and sick days with your daughter.
It takes practice to cultivate this experience. Try it with life’s little things. You’re worth the effort.
photo via EOnline
My friend’s daughter was sick last week. She started the day at the Minute Clinic, was sent to Urgent Care, then the ER, who asked why she had been sent to the ER, “they could have written a prescription for you at Urgent Care.” This, after a 6 hour wait….
The craziest thing about the day, she told me, was that her and her daughter had a great day.
She put into practice what she’s been learning in A New Earth and simply accepted “what is.” Normally, she would have resisted it, focusing on all that could go wrong from being taken out of routine, all the to-do’s that would not get done.
When she let go of the monkey wrench life threw her, one she had no control over, she felt lighter. Her daughter felt it too. They immersed themselves in the reality of the moment. They connected, talked and giggled their way through the crazy day.
What was really crazy, she said, is that all the things she would have worried about, magically took care of themselves. Things got done. Rides were found. Without drama.
She’s “experiencing” the power of being of acceptance… of presence… that “peace that passeth all understanding,” that Eckhart (and Jesus) talk about.
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