At the Rocky Mountain hiking trail, I encourage myself to mindful walking. Focus on the breath and experience the depth and the texture of the surroundings. Let the mind and heart to connect to the oneness of all creation, and then let the body accelerates and synchronizes. The blue sky, the cloud, the terrains, the stones, the dirt, wild grass, the wind, and the all… as oneness… even reconnect with the Creator of all. When I reached physical limitation I mindfully taste the sweat of the heavenly bliss…
Our bodies are continually responding to the messages of our minds. I believe that everything we experience through our senses, even the most neutral stimulus, leaves an imprint on the mind. All experiences are registered in the unconscious mind, which will determine how we will react or respond to the surrounding. So the work of the mindful soul is, how to be more aware with what messages does your mind giving to your body?
Common wisdom says: Do you have a problem? Have a drink. Can’t sleep? Take Lunesta or Ambien. Got a stuffy nose? Take Benadryl or Tylenol Cold. Got indigestion? Take Mylanta. There are chemical solutions for almost everything. We are led to believe that the innate wisdom of the body and mind simply doesn’t exist. Furthermore, since we were born, we have been exposed to, and programmed with bags of self-limiting beliefs by surroundings. We only receive little life lessons that teach us how to activate our own inner power and to create the lives we want to become.
In simple way, this reflection is only to highlights that we all can learn and use our thoughts to positively influence some of our body’s physical responses. Enhancing the practice of unconditional thoughts liberates and heals the self and our communities.
Rony Kusnadi, Ph.D.