The power of intent has been a big focus in the guru's sphere this year, being authentic is another along with acceptance, gratitude, truly being thankful for the smallest of life's gifts.
Not sure what the trick is of how to get to the place of being at piece and one with what is being asked of us, though, what I do know is when being resist, avoid, deny, hide or stubbornly refuse to do what is in our best interest, then the internal friction and dis-chord creates dis-ease quicker and easier.
I have, over the year changed focus a few times. Why? Because I could, and because I needed to. Life changes and even when we make a decision, if it isn't on our life path as we are meant to be, then the universe simply puts something in our way to change our course. Similar to when we were kids and we made water streams with the hose, dirt, pebbles and sticks. We played and learnt we could easily direct the flow if we put things in the water's way. Translate this into an adult world and we are still creating our flow of life by choosing careers, friends, foods, exercise, stress ors, down time, lessons, obstacles, challenges and things that remove things out of our path.
We can make all the plans for our world, generally with New Year's resolutions, and still come unstuck at the smallest, and more so with the biggest of things. The same goes with health. The big things - accidents, deep cuts, bad colds, and 'things' well they are just plain obvious and really grab your attention for change. It is the small things that add up to make either wellness or disability. I have created an infographic to help explain this.
The Seasons' Op!psortunity
Opps, a mistake, or unplanned good opportunity.
As the close of year is looming, and the opportunity is created to reflect and celebrate the true gifts of our life I challenge you to not focus on the number of friends, the richness of the table, or the number of gifts you can buy for others. My challenge to you, and me, is to really see and appreciate you as you are. We are all here for a reason, and while it may not seem pleasant, that is the real reason. Remember, a pebble in the shoe tells us to take our shoes off and remove the irritant. Things not working, encourages us to take stock and see what it is that isn't working. Just a pebble, no matter how small will create a hole in the sock, a blister in the foot and disease if left alone long enough, so with life.
This is the challenge: For each
till the end of year to sit for two minutes and just ask yourself the following "What is good and loving that I am to see this day?" By implanting the thought the mind has something to work with, and it will work the thought.
At the end of the day, ask the mind to list all the things that you good and loving you were to see this day. You may be very pleasantly surprised what is recalled. The flowers in bloom, a colleague or stranger smile at you, a thank you that may not of been said; a hug or even an honest appreciation for a hidden skill that others know are but you refuse to see in yourself. The key is no judgement! If you do, that is ok to, note it thank the comment and let it go.
Each day we have a choice to make anew - what we choose creates our being and life. We choose when we wake up, get up, clean, eat and activities. Who we spend our time with, and how we respond to the various things we encounter. Each change in season is another opportunity to clean out the body, mind and environment. In the case of summer, it is basking in the glory of the light. It gives us a perfect opportunity to dig deep to ensure our longevity through the season.
Leave your comments below, would love to hear your gratitude and insights you glean from this process.
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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