THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE
By Donna Kater
If you learn just one thing from my teachings, let it be the ability to find your calm center in the midst of the chaos and commotion of life. The world can be a whirlwind of activity, and it’s easy to get carried away and pulled off balance. Learning to tap into your calm center can help you maintain your inner peace as you deal with external turmoil.
The secret is to discover your true self. Ask yourself the question “who am I really?” Are you your emotions, your thoughts, your body, your finances, your relationships, your religious beliefs? All of these are aspects of who you are, but you are much much more than that.
You, the real you, is your conscious awareness. It’s the part of you that watches. It is your soul, or your true self. Wayne Dyer said, “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” Your true self is energetically in the heart region of your body, where the breath passes as it’s going in and out of the lungs. So take a moment to breathe. Put your hand on your heart, and breathe deeply. Your soul is right there. It’s the part of you that remains constant throughout life. It is your conscious awareness, and it truly houses peace and loving consciousness.
There is a calm center in every hurricane called the eye. Although the wind and rain rage furiously around it, the eye is very quiet. Think about the word EYE. (Who named it that?! I’d like to meet that person, because they nailed it!)
Our true awareness is like the eye of the storm, watching and observing. Life revolves around this stable center. Our thoughts and emotions may be raging, yet our conscious awareness can remain peaceful. If you take time to cultivate your inner awareness, you will be much less likely to be pulled off balance when there is conflict and chaos in your relationships and your life.
Find the eye of the hurricane within yourself. Live from that perspective. If you do, no one and no event, not even your own thoughts and feelings, will be able to disturb your peace.