Articles and writing with Linda Connors
We live in a busy time. Information overload. Work overload. Worry overload. It’s so easy to allow ourselves to get lost in the busyness of the world. Sometimes life feels difficult. It's tough; our emotions go up and down - anxiety, fear and self-doubt. I just want to tell you that it is all natural and the flow of life sometimes.
We are not robots or machines who are just our minds that many people put countless effort into trying to control. Imagine that we are a system – with the mind, body and heart. Each has a function and a role to play in our lives. Sometimes when we face difficult situations or experiences we return back to our default settings, our inner programming from our childhood - the template of how we respond. For some people that's repetitive thoughts in the mind, anxiety or fear in the body or a disconnection from the heart.
It's at this moment that is important - you have a choice you can either fight with your inner conflicts, wrestle with your thoughts or run from your emotions, be in a place of judgement or even self-hatred. Or you practice the gentle art of self-love.
Meeting each thought, fear and anxiety with no judgment just love and acceptance. For whatever part of your system created that thought, inner judgement, anxiety or fear needs self-love - not more inner hatred or judgement.
This is when we experience an inner grace, presence and beauty. Not when everything is perfect, still or calm but when we simply love the whole of us, our templates, old responses, fears and anxieties. For they are simply a reminder that we are human and that place within us needs self-love and acceptance.
We need to remember to return to the intelligence of the body and the wisdom of the heart – to the whole of us. Be the best you that you can be - and that means loving all that is within you for the shadows that live within – the light and dark – all need our equal love.
When I work with individuals I guide them back to the wisdom of their hearts, the strength of their body and the clarity of their mind. To be alive and present in each part of them. It’s a privilege to witness then returning back to their whole of their being – their true home upon this earth. Their life changes. Relationships deepen, life is more gentle and their is an inner fire and power that comes alive.
True happiness and success doesn't come from just from the mind – it’s a unity of mind, body and heart. The triangle of humanity. When you connect to these elements it brings a natural strength and grace like no other.
One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is our own inner presence. Today you are invited to drop down and give yourself the gift of presence in all of you - your Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit, with all your senses - touch, smell, hearing, sight, and taste.
There is nothing to hide. Allow all to be there. Be truly alive with all of you.