Get outdoors today and connect with nature. Nature calms your nervous system and opens your mind to your soul’s wisdom and guidance. Come to your senses by paying attention to what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell. Engage your sixth sense as well by quieting your mind and listening to your intuition. One of the best ways to quiet the chatter of the mind is to become fully present with your body in the moment.
If you can’t get outdoors, here’s a guided meditation to connect with nature:
After connecting with nature, write in a journal any new insights or ideas that you received. Feel free to also email me at: email@example.com.
Enjoy Wisdom Wednesday!
Photo by Christy Gutzeit
Being fully engaged in the present is liberating. Mindfulness switches your brain from autopilot to full sensory childlike wonder. This shift in consciousness frees you to live in the eternal moment of now.
Declare “I Am Being Mindful” and consider this quote: “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Being mindful includes observing yourself without any judgment. When you see yourself from your soul’s perspective you will allow thoughts to come and go, emotions to rise and fall away, and you’ll calmly respond to what’s happening rather than react mindlessly.
Mindlessness causes stress and anxiety. This happens when the mind is jumping around from the past to the future; not paying attention to the what’s going on in the present. Develop mindfulness and you’ll turn off the stress response, activate the relaxation response, and return to...
Your aliveness is nurtured by radical self-care. An empty inner well doesn’t serve anyone because it eventually dries up from overuse. Your aliveness comes from finding your balance and living in harmony.
Declare “I am alive and well” as you reflect on this quote by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
A well that is full has plenty to share and finds itself surrounded by beauty. It’s an inviting place to visit because it’s brimming with aliveness. Fill up your own well today by taking good care of yourself and notice how it naturally spills over and benefits others.
Wellness is an inside job. The image of filling up a well is the perfect metaphor for self-care. Imagine an empty well with nothing left to give as a way of remembering the value of restoring balance.
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When you meet high challenges with high skills, you enter a state of flow. This is where time stands still through the power of full engagement. You’re focused, you know what to do, you have the skills to do it, and you feel happy.
Declare “I Am Entering a Flow State” and reflect on this quote: “To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.” – Bertrand Russell
To challenge yourself physically, set a goal that matches your skills. While fully engaged in the challenge you will hit your peak performance state when you merge with the experience, lose yourself, everything feels right, and moving your body becomes effortless.
Engage in a creative task that requires your intense focus, clarity, and concentration. In this case the task is intrinsically rewarding. You will be creating for the pure joy of creating something new.
Being in a flow state raises productivity and creativity. It means setting...
When your body, mind and heart are aligned with your spirit, you’re in a natural state of balance. There is great value in creating a balanced life from the inside out. It gives you the power to live your life on your own terms.
Declare “I Am Creating a Balanced Life” and start today.
Do you take good care of your body? Are you developing the strength, flexibility, endurance and energy you need to be fit? If your physical self were to ask you to change one thing, what would it be? Respond with an action plan.
Are you living the life of your dreams? Who would you have to be, and what would you be doing differently to fulfill your biggest dream? Plant those seeds of change in your mind, and nurture them daily.
Are you in a healthy, happy relationship? If not, start by having one with yourself. Be the partner you would like to have by treating yourself with loving kindness and respect at all times.
Do you feel aligned with your spirit? If not, start a...
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