You are not your mind

Why do I meditate? To slow my thoughts down and remind myself I am not the thoughts that I think. I am not my mind. I am a soul travelling through this human life. I am consciousness with an earth suit. I just finished reading ‘The Untethered Soul’. It is a wise book about how we need to detach from everything we think we are to find peace. It resonated so much especially the chapter on death.

In the book it says ‘If you are living every experience fully, then death doesn’t take anything away from you’. We are given a gift to be living at this time. Each breath is a gift and we need to remember that. We need to live our lives not as if we are going to be able to do things some day. We need to live each day as we desire. We are not here to trudge through the drudgery of life. We are here to have fun. We are here to experience pleasure. We are here to love, feel, move and find joy in every day.

The past few weeks have forced me to come to terms with my own mortality. I had a skin check which lead to a very early stage Melanoma being found, then skin being removed and 12 stitches on my back. Now it is all removed I am 100% cured. I had a week where I had to wait for results. In this week I really faced off with how much I want to be on this earth. How much I want to experience in the future, how much I want to enjoy motherhood and see my little one grow up. I also realised I need to stop worrying so much about the small stuff and slow down the constant thoughts about the future. I need to keep following my bliss and enjoying life.

Life is not going to happen in five years when I am living in my dream home. It is not going to happen when I reach that next milestone, it is not going to happen when I find my purpose in life. Life is this moment right here, life is happening right now. All I need to do is be here and enjoy it. Enjoy the journey and spend less time worrying about how things will work out.

Published by Jodie Matthews

I am a mother, writer, mindful life coach, minimalist and many other things. I love mother nature. I am happiest when I am floating in the ocean. I am a keen traveller and love to explore and discover new places. You can connect with me further on instagram at @jodieleannematthews

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