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To assist you on your path to SELF-awareness, I have included downloadable Meditation MP3’s for you to enjoy here on this page.
Becoming Self-Aware is the key to change (growth, improvement, expansion, etc.). After all, how can one expect to change if what needs to change is unknown? Furthermore, self-awareness, and thus change, cannot happen without first meeting a prerequisite: accepting the Truth.
Accepting Truth, regardless of what it may be, is always the first step one must take on the path of becoming self-aware. But how do we find the truth? How do we differentiate what is real from what is not? Like the excerpt below from Chapter 1 of Living in the Pause says, “It is only when we cultivate enough mindfulness to be still and quiet…that we are able to begin the process of discovering why it is that we do what we do…” Discovery cannot happen without investigation and investigation cannot happen without reflection. So, the real question is not, “how can I find the truth?” The real question is, “How can I begin reflecting on my self and my circumstances?”
The answer to these questions and, for that matter, to most introspective endeavors is: PAUSE.
Pausing is so powerful of a tool and so pivotal to growth and self-awareness that my new book (Living in the Pause) revolves entirely around it. Pausing creates everything: happiness, success, change, growth…you name it and Pausing is the direct cause.
Before I began Living in the Pause and before becoming self-aware, my life was lived according to a ‘script.’ I was living according to a false-self that was a derivative of the ego which was comprised of what I did, what I had, and what others thought of me. It was not until I Paused long enough to step back and question this false reality and false-self that I began to see Truth and accept that which I was ignoring, numbing, and stuffing all along: unhappiness.
You see, I was reacting to life rather than responding to it. More specifically, I was reacting to the needs of my ego false-self and also to the egoic needs of others, and of society, that I ‘thought’ I had to meet in order to be worthy of love. But the Truth is, we are worthy–especially of love–devoid of what we do, what we have, and what others think of us. But, I would have never learned this, and many other truths, had I not Paused to question myself and my reality.
I want you to become self-aware; I want you to see Truth. But most importantly, I want you to Know Your Truth and Live Your Dream.
Music, mediation and prayer have been PIVOTAL in my transformation and I KNOW that these Meditation MP3s will help you do the same. In fact, the Meditation MP3s include music by Kai Engel, that I listen to EVERYDAY as part of my daily meditations to continue Living in the Pause, overlayed with the audio of a guided meditation by me!
To help you in becoming self-aware, over the next several weeks, I will be releasing downloadable Meditation MP3’s here for you to enjoy.
MEDITATION MP3s (Chapter 1)
Excerpt from Chapter 1 (Self Acceptance – Wake Up To Your Truth) of Living in the Pause: Life After Addiction, Divorce, and Business Loss:
It is only when we cultivate enough mindfulness to be still and quiet…that we are able to begin the process of discovering why it is that we do what we do so that we may uncover what it is that is causing our feelings of unhappiness or discontent, to ultimately choose what we may do differently so as to change ourselves and our circumstances.
After introducing ourselves to the Pause, we must be truthful during conversations with ourselves and we must not give in to the insanity that we have chosen to believe over our Truth. In the stillness we hear our truths and the answers to seemingly impossible problems: “Should I leave my job?” “Should I leave my spouse?” “Should I change my career?” By avoiding getting still and getting quiet, our questions, and thus their answers, may only manifest as byproducts of fear, pain, stress, anxiety, etc. This is why often at an early age, we learn to avoid ‘negative’ catalysts, such as grief, by ignoring them or by assuming that our perceptions and beliefs are unchangeable by telling ourselves that “things just are the way they are.”
MEDITATION MP3s (Chapter 2)
Excerpt from Chapter 2 (Self Reflection – Get To Know You) of Living in the Pause: Life After Addiction, Divorce, and Business Loss:
The subconscious mind reacts with previously stored behaviors and it operates without the control of the conscious mind. This explains A LOT.
It explains how and why we react to the things that happen in our lives–we are triggered. The subconscious mind that drives our actions is primarily made up of memories of things that have happened to us in the past. Our upbringing and experiences thereafter create a blueprint of positivity, or negativity, that determines the underlying foundation upon which we build our lives on—and this is all happening subconsciously—so until we instill mindfulness into our loves, we are unaware of these subconscious occurrences!
There is good news, however. Just like external stimuli can affect our subconscious, so can our consciousness. Using our conscious mind, we must re-wire our subconscious brain so as to strengthen our ability to Pause and, subsequently, ingrain truthfulness and new perspectives deep within our psyche. Every moment gives us a new opportunity to be there, in the now, in the present and by doing so and by resisting nothing, we give ourselves the opportunity to have a peace that surpasses all understanding. But, this can only be done by giving ourselves the blessing of living in the Pause. What we do in the Pause is just as important as the Pause itself.
MEDITATION MP3s (Chapter 3)
Excerpt from Chapter 3 (Self Analysis – Stop Reacting Start Responding) of Living in the Pause: Life After Addiction, Divorce, and Business Loss:
Pausing takes place in the critical space of the present moment that allows us to make better decisions and gain clarity about our lives and what we plan to do next. Pausing cannot take place in the past because the past is gone and Pausing cannot take place in the future because it has yet to arrive. Pausing is all about the Now…
Taking a few, slow deep breaths can help implement that much needed Pause and will act as an energetic grounding mechanism…
As you better manage your emotions, through Pausing and breathing, the people you come in contact with will feel the difference and will be more comfortable communicating with you. They will feel your Peace.
MEDITATION MP3s (Chapter 4)
Excerpt from Chapter 4 (Self Esteem – Unlearn Your Unworthiness) of Living in the Pause: Life After Addiction, Divorce, and Business Loss:
When I began doing a searching and fearless inventory, I began to realize where I had been selfish, self-centered, dishonest, and fearful and I also started to realize that I could no longer ‘take other peoples inventory’ by looking to see what THEIR part was in any given situation. It was time to take 100% responsibility for EVERY part of my life and what was happening in it. This was the beginning of the true path of self-discovery which became the biggest part of my work.
I started reading every book I could get my hands on (one or two a week) that related to my issues including self-esteem, codependency, the Ego, our Higher Self, and Spirituality.
I wanted answers.
Enjoy these Meditative Music Clips from Kai Engel that are only the music, not including the guided meditative components. Utilizing this type music has been an integral part of my meditative practice and helps me to remain in a peaceful state throughout by day.
Mist and Clouds
Take a Look Around You
Curtains are Always Drawn
For More Music By Kai Engel, Visit www.kai-engel.com/
The concepts on this page are taken directly from the new book Living in the Pause: Life After Addiction, Divorce, and Business Loss.
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