Mindfulness for Mavericks

Mindfulness for Mavericks

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Mindfulness for Mavericks

Rev. Nicole Von Atsingen, Co-Senior Minister

Do you see yourself as a Maverick? Or have you always just thought of yourself as “different.”

I love the idea that we are Mavericks. Those of us who study and practice the
Science of Mind philosophy, mindfulness, spirituality, consciousness, we are Mavericks .

What is a Maverick? A Maverick is a person who thinks uniquely, who doesn’t necessarily conform, who chooses to blaze their own trail. And being mindful is the act of being present, being aware of our thoughts, our feelings, our breathe, our body, being present to our surroundings, situational awareness. It’s gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but it’s such an inherent and ancient practice of how to live our life. Mindfulness is the act of the evolution of consciousness. It is the awakening of ourselves to ourselves. And Mindfulness for Mavericks really describes who we are and how we express this in world.

Courage To Be a Maverick

It takes a lot of courage to be a Mindful Maverick. There’s a an article I was reading that talks about seven traits of a maverick and I think it really represent spiritual living.

They are:

true hearted and authentic
they believe in their own vision and ideas for the world
they challenge the status quo
they have strong convictions
they choose to see the world through their own eyes
they have great intuition and
they have superpowers.

The superpower trait is the one I love the most because the superpower is self-belief. It is the unrelenting belief in the capital S self and allowing that to courageously move us forward, taking the biggest risks imaginable in the pursuit of trailblazing and setting new standards for our own lives as well as humanity.

While many may be sleepwalking, we are choosing to walk with our eyes open, to get dirty, get scraped up, fall, allow our hearts to be broken, open. I look forward to our journey together this month and will leave you with this:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
– Theodore Roosevelt –

Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen

Nicole is the Co-Senior Minister at the Seal Beach Centers for Spiritual Living. Her ministry is to remind humanity of its inherent Goodness. One word to describe Nicole is enthusiastic, she is filled with Spirit and loves to share it. She is also a fourth-generation Religious Scientist who admittedly, although growing up in the Science of Mind philosophy, had to walk away for a few years in order to discover the truth of our philosophy in her own life.

(Featured Photo used in the blog by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen and Kiana Bosman on Unsplash)

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