Friday, August 5, 2016

Personal Harmony: "Using the Laws of Nature to get the best out of life"


By Chris Walker




Living from personal harmony, means to find your centre. To hold that centre no matter whether you are thinking in the head or feeling in the heart, the centre stays strong. That means achieving great inspiration but still having a firm grip on reality, grounded. That centre is never missing. 
For the centred person everything becomes sacred, beautiful, and whole. Whatever he or she is doing, no matter what it is, they focus their mind and take full mindfulness. Nothing is trivial. They will not say, "this is small and this is large." This is important and this is unimportant, no for them everything holds the same weight. A self-actualized person, a balanced, centred person, feels in harmony with everything. You can feel it in their touch. The great doctors and healers of our time have been known for the power of their touch, the softness of the disposition and the power of their concentration. 
A person who is centred is the same, no matter who they are with or where they are. They have the same inner quality. When meeting a beggar they are not different from meeting a king. When onstage they are identical to offstage. When alone they are no different then when they are with friends. This is the mark of a person who has uncovered their True Nature; they are centred, completely natural. There is no need to pretend, there is no act to present. They practice between performances.  
Falsehood has no place in their life because the centre is the axis around which they live their life. This includes handling discomfort and pain. Can you imagine being centred enough to welcome pain with the same loving kindness as you welcome pleasure? This is real personal harmony.

About the Author
Chris Walker was born in March 1972 in Nottingham. He was a successful motocross rider for nearly ten years before graduating to superbikes. He has scored twelve podium finishes, including a memorable first World Superbike win at Assen in 2006. A big crowd favourite at home in Britain, his spectacular riding style and impressive record has earned him the Stalker tag. He has been British Superbike runner-up four times, and currently rides for the Rizla Suzuki team.