You are not your thinking moving through your mind, like sticks and soft leaves in a gentle river.
You are not your thinking seemingly stuck on repeat like a heavy cloud covering the sky on a stormy day.
You are not the feelings, heavy nor light, that dance or stomp through you in perfect unison with each thought.
You are not your past experiences. What is experienced is thinking in the real time moment of Now.
You are not the sticky note labels you, others or society define you by - the list of labels being endless but none True…
If who you are, is not this, then who are you, in this moment?
Text: Trine Høhrmann, © 2021
There is tremendous power in hope. In fact it is a game changer in how we show up to ourselves and in the world. Hope is not the light at the end of the tunnel, but the light already shining brightly within the tunnel.
Der er noget fascinerende og beroligende, både for børn og voksne, ved at kigge på glimmer der langsomt bevœger sig rundt. I min undervisning bruger jeg glimmerflasken til at vise børn og voksne, hvordan sindet fungere og hvad der naturligt sker, når vi ikke underholder eller forsøger at styrer vores tœnkning. Når vi ved, hvordan noget fungere, falder sindet til ro. Vores sind bliver klart og det bliver lettere at se nye muligheder og løsninger. Vi er ikke lœngere i vores følelsersvold.
Udover at bruge glimmerflasken som undervisningsredskab kan den bruges af både børn og voksne til øjeblikke med ro.
Glimmerflasken er nem og sjov at lave sammen, og man kan lave sin helt egen individuelle flaske. Nedenfor kan du følge den opskrift jeg bruger.
60 ml glycerine
175 ml meget varmt vand
2-3 tsk glimmer
2-3 små dråber opvaskemiddel
Bland det varme vand og glycerine i flasken. Tilsœt glimmer og ryst flasken. Fyld resten af flasken med vand. Glimmeret vil samle sig på toppen. Tilsœt opvaskemiddel og ryst flasken igen. Glimmer vil begynde at falde til bunds.
Today ask yourself “what am I grateful for?”
The question “what am I grateful for?” is not a question to be answered in intellekt by your personal mind.
For the purpose of this exercise I invite you to look within giving yourself the gift of stillness.
Stillness is not no-thinking or the avoidance of thinking.
Stillness is always present. Always there. Always available.
The ebb and flow of stillness is simply our awareness contrating and expanding.
With kindness and in your mind ask:
“what am I grateful for?”
Pause - Breathe - Be
Let what wants to show up show up.
I live an inspired life when I express beyond my intellect's assessment and analysis of what it says is allowed.
I live an inspired life when I move beyond my intellect's assessment and analysis of what it says I can and cannot do.
I live an inspired life when I listen beyond my intellect innocently believing it has my best at heart as it assesses the moment on the basis of a life already lived.
I live an inspired life the moments my heart is fully open. Because in that moment I am ready to hear.
Alle mine personlige oplevelser af mig selv, andre og verden omkring mig (hvad jeg føler, sanser og tænker på) er live TV i nuet - min oplevelse af virkeligheden skabes 100% indefra-og-ud øjeblik-til-øjeblik 100% af tiden, også når det ikke føles sådan og ser sådan ud.
Afhængigt af hvor jeg uskyldigt befinder mig i den mentale bevidsthedselevator er = graden af min overbevisning om hvor min oplevelser kommer fra. Er jeg nærmere eller i kulkælderen ligner det min oplevelse skabes udefra-og-ind og jo højere op jeg befinder mig jo klarer ser jeg at også det er indefra-og-ud.
For mig er det = frihed, at vide at turene op og ned i elevatoren ikke er op til mig, men en del af at være menneske. Jeg oplever igen og igen, og særligt på de lavere etager, at jeg der er mere tilbøjelig til at søge efter en op-knap eller trykker på hvad der ser ud som en op-knap. Konsekvensen for mig er, at jo længere tid tager det, jo mere udmattet føler jeg mig og nogle gange ender jeg på etagere længere nede.
En gamer-changer for mig var at opdage at turene op og ned er flydende, de er i naturlig bevægelse. Det er en smuk del af vores menneskelige design, hvordan vi er bygget.
Jeg oplever igen og igen at jo mindre jeg lytter til mit intellekt/ego jo færre hak på turene oplever jeg, og jo mere jeg lytter/møder op fra et åbent hjerte og åbent sind jo mere lethed oplever jeg.
I notice that my best decisions are made from clarity and inner quiet, a deeper knowing if you will.
From that space there is no decision to make but a meaningful and natural direction in which to move.
I notice time and time again that what is always holding me back from living the highest version of who I am is me innocently believing my personal thinking is Truth.
When in fact it can't be Truth. Truth is consistent. Truth is true 100% of the time all of the time. Whether I think I can or can't do something or who I think I am in any given moment is always changing, and therefor is not Truth.
The Truth - we are, by design, whole and intact. Like the sky. No matter the severity of the storm the sky remains clear and intact. The only thing that can take us away from knowing this? Innocently misunderstanding where our experience is coming from 100% of the time, every time.
What if decisions where made, not from what you think about, but from what occurs natural for you to do when you explore from an open mind and open heart?
The clearer we see who we are and our innate qualities as human beings the clearer we see it in others, and we naturally become more impactful and effective in serving the people in our community.
I'm often asked "so how do I do that?", "what are the tools?". My best how-to tool is simple "stay in the conversation, continue exploring and you may be surprised by what you see." We often turn, and sometimes we even run away from the conversation because we fear what will happen when we dare not be afraid of loosening the grip on what we think we know. That's human. All it means is that in those moments we listen not from an open mind and open heart but to the intellect/ego.
I've noticed that a lot of times when we listen to people struggling with the human experience we are quick to jump to conclusions, to give advice and let them know about all the ways in which they can fix, change or let go off what is being experienced. Regardless of whether the advice is to fix what's being felt on the inside or change what is outside of us that looks like it is causing the feelings on the inside.
All of it well-meaning, and I can't help but think that the motivation for the advice is an undiscovered belief that we as human beings are inherently broken and therefore in need of fixing, and that we as the ones struggling have to look for answers outside of us because we ourselves operate under an undiscovered belief that we are not Enough. That we do not already have within us the answers that will effortlessly remove the invisible mountain of our own hidden beliefs about who we are and what we can and can not do. That we are Enough.
Advice, no matter how well-meaning does nothing or very little for the person asking for or getting the advice. Why? Because only we ourselves Know what is meaningful for us to do (or not do).
The biggest, best and most impactful tools and how to's arise from the silent space within. The space in which thought is flowing freely.
My best advice is to give no-advice, but simply to Listen.
Yesterday I began John Wheeler's book Full Stop! The Gateway to Present Perfection. Speaking to our non-dual nature I laughed out loud when I read:
"Why would the sky look for itself in a mass of passing clouds? It would never imagine itself to be one among the number of clouds that happen to be appearing, saying, ‘That particular cloud is me’."
I laughed because in that instant I saw an image, an insight if you will, of me pointing to my own passing thought-clouds saying "This is me. This is me. No this is me. This is me."
I can fool around with my thinking for better or for worse believing each thought to be telling me the truth about who I am and what is possible. This is called being human.
And then I read something like this and I start laughing because I remember I am the awareness aware of thinking.
Me in a nutshell
I am, for the most part, happy mom for two amazing teens, wife to my wonderful and supportive husband, acting CEO of our small household, owner of Lumen, Mental Health Educator, essential oil enthusiast, and best of all I am me.