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The more I do the work, the more I realize the importance of being self-centered.
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Not in the negative way that I have been or have witnessed
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Contrarily, I find that I must be centered in myself before going outward
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It is imperative that I:
• be willing to hold up the mirror and/or look into the mirror that is held up for me
• be willing to stand in integrity with myself
• be honest with myself
• own my judgments, feelings, beliefs and projections
• be willing to see my actions in the situation without taking anything personally
• be willing to forgive myself
• be willing to love the unlovable parts of myself
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When I have done these things, then I can witness my thoughts. When I can bare witness to my thoughts then I am more aware of what I say and do. This is the way I seek to live in my highest good. This is the way I choose to be in the world. When I am this way, I am healing and holding space for healing. When I am this way I am modeling interaction and connectivity w/ others. When I am this way I am attracting what I desire and what I need to evolve. When I am this way, the fruits of the labor begin to show up ripe and in due season in the outer world.
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Text in the graphic is my modification of The Vaca Sutta Fivefold Test.
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“If we were made in his image then call us by our names…
Most intellects do not believe in God, but they fear us just the same. ”

My best understanding of God has come from understanding me.
When I stopped trying to identify God outside of myself and as something separate…
When I realized that I share the cosmic DNA of The Source, the same as I have the physical DNA of my mama and daddy…
When I realized I had God features like I have my mama’s face and my daddy’s hair…
In that moment I unboxed GOD.
In that moment in encountered BEING.
In that moment I breathed in openness and exhaled limits.
-Malaika Salaam
#Breathe #Relax #Meditation #Mindfulness #PresentMomentAwareness  #Zen #HowToRelax #ThichNhatHanh #TheUniverseIsMyHomegirl #ThePowerofNow #EckhartTolle #Now #Next #JournalTheJourney