Working with universal energy takes many forms so long as you own it. The regular practice of Aikido, meditation or other personal craft can result in the same connection to God/Goddess-like source. When the individual is truly dedicated to their craft amazing things can happen.
Connecting with your practice is what counts. Personally I have a connection to the mind-body-spirit through the physical, the breath and the conscious thought - hence my choice of the Mindful Living concept for my practice.
The values of happiness, health and harmony ring true for Mindful Living. The practice of a mind, body and spirit connection through living a life embodying a balance of exercise; good food; excellent health; regular mind work to releasing ego while seeking the truth of the God/Goddess has bought me to my present moment.
Life experience took me to a particular point in my life where I decided I had to become the conduit to what the universe could offer. I had indulged in exercise, I had forsaken exercise and good health of body and mind and constantly I either lived in the past or in the future. I never truly lived for now. I was then introduced to aikido and yoga. My life totally changed for the present moment.
Living in the present moment has a profound effect on our personal existence. Our life can change totally by being mindful. I realised that the only time I ever “lived” in the moment was when something negative occurred. I was always the victim where only bad happened. With mindfulness I came to realise I could also attain all the values I now hold as truth – Happiness of mind, health of body and harmony of spirit.
Rescuers or heroes hold a special place in our heart. We always turn to the rescuer to solve our problems, get us out of a jam and throw us a life line. By the choices I now make on a daily basis I have become my own life line. I developed pranayama (breathing) techniques, I learned to move and blend and re-direct other people’s energy and I finally understood.
The universe or “God / Goddess” is not out to make our life a misery or chastise us or even punish us – the universe is us. We just need to tap into our source and re-learn what we carry around within our physical-self and it will provide everything we could possible ever require. It is up to us to determine how we connect with that source.
Developing a mindful existence with modern lifestyle can be a difficult one but once you find what your truth is, living mindfully will be easy. I invite you to join me in a life-long and rewarding journey to harness universal energy through the practice of yoga, aikido and meditation. It will not be easy but it will be fulfilling. It will bring some challenges but you will find your strength. You will stray from the path but you will always return to your truth. We are destined to learn our own path; my hope is that we travel it together in happiness, health and harmony now.