July - Our True Self

What does that mean to you?

To me, it simply means the 'me' that exists when my mind chatter ceases. Eckhart Tolle refers to this incessant mind chatter as our Obnoxious Roommate. (Great description! That annoying voice in our hear that often sabotages us!) 

When we get behind our mind chatter, our true self is revealed. Some people call the 'True Self' intuition, some people call this God and same call it our Higher Self.

I practice meditation, mindfulness and yoga continually be able to hear my true self and when I do, it's more of a knowing than it is something I hear audibly. They are always quite profound experiences, where I know without a doubt something I should or shouldn't do.  

I still have a shit ton of mind chatter though! It takes consistent practice to silence the mind and hear ourselves.  Over the years, I've gotten much better at quieting my mind down so that I can feel/hear my true self. At times it comes easily and at times, no matter how hard I try, my mind is just too noisy and will not shut up! (Fear usually causes this) 

Anyway, I believe everyone has had one of those experiences where they hear their intuition; they have a solid, unexplainable knowing. And I believe we can all have more of those experiences. We can live more closely connected to our intuition. 

My challenge this month is stay close to that voice. To notice as soon as my mind gets chatty and to bring myself back to my true nature or my true self. To listen more and to think less. I'll be practicing lots of yoga to keep this up as well as be more committed to my meditation practice. 

Choose something that works for you. Perhaps yoga? Perhaps downloading a meditation app and giving that a shot. I've heard great things about HeadSpace and Breathe. Or maybe you have another way of quieting your mind down. I believe the biggest help in quieting the mind down is recognizing that it's possible. It's possible to have a quiet, completely aware mind. Not only is it possible, it's an incredible feeling. 

My hope for you all is that you have that experience this month ❤️

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