People have asked me – if there was just one thing I could do to improve my day, what should I do? I say; pay attention to how you feel and honor that feeling.
Why is this? Because every moment of every day, the ‘now’ moment, is where you define your life. If you want to change how your day unfolds, you have to unwrap each day differently. In order for you to be able to change some behavior, you have to be able to recognize the behavior when it occurs. This recognition only happens through a conscious awareness of your feelings and choosing to reshape your actions.
Here is a yoga practice.
Upon waking, recognize your opportunity to shape the current day. State your commitment to being aware of, and your willingness to accept the ramifications of, your actions. Maybe even look yourself in the mirror and state “I know that I am free to make choices. I am open to feeling the ramifications of my actions. I am aware that I can redo my actions.” After making this statement, close your eyes, take a deep breath and relax.
As you go about your day, your choices will lead you. Stay soft to the emotional responses of each choice and sense if the outcome makes you feel good or bad. If you’re ok with the feelings, just let it go and continue your day knowing that you are aligned you’re your actions. If you’re not ok with the resulting feelings, here is your opportunity to make new choices that are better aligned with your spirit.
Reflect on your options: Is the situation something that could be changed? Is it a battle that’s worth fighting? Is it something that I have control over? The right observation will come to you. Now, if the opportunity presents itself for change, feel free to take it and again reflect upon the way it makes you feel.
The more you practice the better you’ll get at seeing, speaking and doing what is aligned with your inner self.
The basic rule is: if the choice makes you feel good, it’s aligned with who you are.
Join David for “Yoga with Friends” ZenRock Fitness Sunday mornings at 9:30 am.
Leave a Reply