As you read this I will be on the small island of Patmos, Greece. It’s a lovely hunk of rock - sunny, cute whitewashed houses, a ginormous castle right on the top - a huge block of “no way are you getting in here if you we don’t want you to” …
Of course, it has calamari and greek salads and yogurt and snorkelling in beautifully clear water and all that.
But it also is the site of John of the Revelation’s cave.
It’s a seriously cool place.
It has a sensational vibeto it. A great spot to hang out, to meditate, to contemplate. I would say it’s one of those places in the world where you just have to visit, whatever your beliefs - if you like places that relax, that give you an expanded sense of self, this is one of them.
Now I’m not much into energy- I mean, I feel it, I recognise it when people and places are relaxed and joyful, when they are tense and stressed.
So do you, right?
You know when you walk into a room when there’s just been argument. You know when you’re talking to someone who has nothing to prove, nothing to hide - you just relax around them, you can be yourself.
But like emotions, energy is just movement. It’s something that comes and goes. It’s not a crucial factor in a good life, although many people get lost in it, constantly search for the “right” energy and all of that - while the rest of us who are differently wired roll our eyes.
The cool thing is you create your own energy.How you are in within yourself, like I mentioned above, creates a feel, a vibe that others recognise - even if it’s not a conscious recognition.
In all your relationships - at home, at work - what impresses other people, what makes them relax and feel safe is all down to your inner workings.
Your presence speaks louder than words.
And it’s not, despite what a lot of people still think, about proving yourself, elevation, being better, not at all.
The best vibe, as I said, comes from a complete and utter acceptance and allowanceof who you are in this moment.
This - again despite what a lot of people think - has nothing to do with giving up or being a walk over, and everything to do with, like I said, having nothing to prove and nothing to hide. I don't really know how else to describe it.
When you don’t feel like you need to bolster yourself or to appear a certain way, everyone is attracted to you. And the funny thing is, you don’t care. You’re not trying to.
Being present and immersed in this moment in time ... that is the greatest thing you can do for anyone - and definitely not running around like a headless chicken “doing” for people.
Make your foundation, as it's been said many times, about being - not doing.
So create your own vibe. Be at peace. Accept yourself. You ARE way more than enough.
Go well! Arjuna
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