Growth Mindset | Puppies and the Universe
An excerpt from a book written by Jen Sincero called “You are a badass”.
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Note: In our practices we always recommend that people stop and breathe into their moment and into their next step, it helps a lot like sorbet between courses. In a social media filled world, we want you to have a moment to clear your mind before digging into the now with us.
SO, CLOSED EYES, A FEW DEEP BREATHS, AND GO:
“This flip flopping between freaking out in our heads and “breathing into the Now” is basically how most of us go through life. Instead of worrying about the future or the past , I could have luxuriated in the magnificence available to me in the moment.
It never ceases to amaze me the precious time we spend chasing the squirrels around in our brains, playing out our dramas, worrying about unwanted facial hair, seeking adoration, justifying our actions, complaining about slow Internet connections, dissecting the lives of idiots, when we are sitting in the middle of a full-blown miracle that is happening right here, right now.
We’re on a planet that somehow knows how to rotate on it’s axis and follow a defined path while it hurtles through space! Our hearts beat! We can see! We have love, laughter, language, living rooms, computers, compassion, cars, fire, fingernails, flowers, music, medicine, mountains, muffins! We live in a limitless Universe overflowing with miracles! The fact that we aren’t stumbling around in an inconsolable state of sobbing awe is appalling. The Universe must be like, what more do I have to do to wake these people up? Make water, their most precious resource, rain down from the sky?
The Universe loves us so much, and wants us to partake in the miraculous so badly, that sometimes she delivers little wake-up calls. Like in the movies when someone narrowly escapes death and is so overjoyed and grateful that they take to the streets, skipping and laughing and madly hugging everyone in sight. Suddenly all their “problems” fall away and the miracle of being alive, today, in this moment takes over the screen. I know someone who got sucked through a dam and almost died who now speaks about it as one of his most profound and life-changing experiences. Not that I’d wish that on anyone, but take heart in the fact that should you require some sort of catastrophe for your transformation, it can be cosmically arranged.
The Universe has also surrounded us with the perfect teachers. Animals, for example. Animals are in the present all the time, and their secret power is to pull us in with them. My friend’s dog is so happy to see her every single time she walks in the door it’s like she’s about to free him from forty years of imprisonment. Even if she’s only been gone for an hour. You’re here. I’m here. I love you. I’m gonna pee all over the floor about it.
Little kids are also excellent guides. Kids get so wrapped up in the joy of drawing or pretending or discovering that they’d rarely eat or bathe or sleep if we didn’t make them. They are constantly creating in a state of free-flowing, concentrated bliss, they haven’t yet learned to worry about what other people think of them or that perhaps they’re not as talented at finger painting as Lucy next door is. They are in the moment. There is fun in the moment. End of story.
All the stuff we’re so worried about creating and fixated on becoming is already right here, right now. The money you want already exists; the person you want to meet is already alive; the experience you want to have is available, now; the idea for that brilliant song you want to write is here, now, waiting for you to download the information. The knowledge and insight and joy and connection and love are all wagging their hands in your face, trying to get your attention. The life you want is right here, right now.
The more practiced you become at bring present and connected to your higher vibe, the more available you are to download ideas and seize opportunities that you might miss out on if you’re all wrapped up in the endless chatter in your head.”
THIS BOOK, WHICH YOU CAN BUY OVER THERE ON THE RIGHT IS FILLED WITH SAGE WISDOM AND SOME STRAIGHT UP TRUTH WHICH YOU WILL WANT TO REVISIT EVERY DAY.
From our Founder: We are not subscribed to any particular religion at Haven. We totally understand that every single human on this earth has a slightly different inner vision for what the source of this wild world we live in is and we couldn’t respect that more. This whole excerpt from Jen Sincero about the miracle that is life and the universe is pretty much as close to godlike as we get. It’s awe inspiring and completely mind blowing. It is literally everything and whatever it is, I for one am endlessly grateful.