There is a dynamic feel to today’s energy, a constant push and pull in opposite directions. You might feel your body desiring rest, while your mind is full of worries and things that need to be done. Even the way we often separate the ideas of mind and body creates a state of duality in how we live. These distinctions can be useful, sometimes necessary, for us to get along in the physical world. But the key to not becoming overwhelmed in these polarized times is recognizing that the two opposites are, in fact, connected. Logical thinking likes to break things down into separate parts and pieces, especially when we use words to do this. Be mindful of how your speech tends to separate things rather than unite them.
The throat chakra is an energetic center which connects our inner and outer worlds, and is also the source of our tendency to divide things. Although our voice helps us to express who we are and what we need, this power should be used judiciously. Pay attention to both what you say and how you say it, as this will bring awareness of when it is important to be assertive or to be silent.
Today’s meditative practice is one that you will integrate into the whole day. Whenever you find yourself in a period of silence, take a moment to appreciate the quiet. Use this little respite to take a few deep breaths, with your awareness focused solely on the air moving in and out. Your mind may try to distract you, driving you back on task. Send gratitude to that feeling, knowing that you will return to your activity shortly. Notice how your mind will try to take you away from the present moment, attempting to separate your being into where you are now and where you want to be. It’s in these slivers of time that you can feel the unity of All-That-Is, because you can see that the division between now and later is an activity of the mind.
“In silence I am aware of the unity that underlies all divisions.”