Listening to Our Bodies They Know More than We Do!

The body holds much of the information we need to function at our best, but too often we ignore its messages and plow ahead with what our minds tell us. Perhaps because we’re not taught from early on to pay attention to internal messages as well as external demands, we frequently ignore our body’s communications.

So we take another extra-strength aspirin rather than investigating what’s causing our head to ache. We use more caffeine or sugar to give us a lift when we feel tired, rather than hearing our body’s message about needing rest or recognizing our fatigue as an early symptom of burnout we’d do well to heed. A look at our pets may be all the message we need about the value of naps.

We fail to take into account the thousand little messages communicated to us by how we’re holding ourselves: the mouth that’s pinched and tight rather than relaxed. The fact that our shoulders are up around our ears, the knot of tension in our stomach as we...

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From Awareness to Action: Letting Your Ah-Ha’s Guide Your Decisions

Are your decisions based on urgent demands for your immediate attention?

Do you find that your intuition is speaking but you’re not listening?

Would you like to take action based on your mind, body, heart, and intuition?

Let’s looks at these five assumptions.

Assumption #1

Awareness helps us to make thoughtful decisions based on our inner wisdom from a deep understanding of our life’s purpose.

Contemplation and discovery:

  • What will help me deeply connect with my life’s purpose?
  • How can I better listen to my inner wisdom?
  • How can I remember to connect my purpose with my choices?

Assumption #2

As we learn to wait, watch and be guided by the wisdom from each moment, we are more comfortable with the unknown.

Contemplation and discovery:

  • Knowing that change is natural and inevitable, how could I welcome the continuous flow of new experience and information?
  • How could I expand my capacity to “bear witness” in order to reduce stress?
  • How can I begin...
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The Lighter Side of Mindfulness:7 Simple Practices to Expand Awareness and Fulfillment

According to a 2014 article in Time magazine, mindfulness meditation is becoming popular among people who would not normally consider meditation.  Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, defines mindfulness as “moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness.”

Yet, meditation or other formal practices are not the only reliable pathways to fulfillment.  We can also use life as it is occurring to expand self-awareness.

Use the 7 Simple Practices to Expand Awareness and Fulfillment to discover everyday practices to generate the benefits mindfulness.  Set your intention to become more aware of what you think, feel and do.  Pay attention.  Make choices based on present moment awareness.  Observe and gently put in the correction.

  1. “Kindle Kindness” – develop light-hearted self-talk that encourages rather than berates.
  2. “Embrace Ambiguity” – shift from concern with the unknown...
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