Welcome to a new year filled with you, your energy, desires, goals, intentions and presence. In a world of infinite possibilities and endless choices, how do you decide where to place your attention first? I’d like to share a tip with you on finding that direction.
My theme this year is to say “yes” to love’s deepest asking. As I do so I find myself on a new learning curve. Maybe you can think of me as a personality type always on the move with creating the “next event.’ What I’m discovering now is experiencing the wealth available by placing my attention on what is, right now.
For me, love’s deepest asking is an inquiry in to this moment to learn what there is to say yes to. Questions like these are very helpful:
What am I feeling right now?
Where are my thoughts right now?
How do I perceive my life right now?
Do I believe my feelings, thoughts and perceptions right now?
What do I feel in my body right now?
These questions bring me in to the current moment. I explore these questions with my senses, not just my mind. As I explore there opens in me a breathing space, a spacious embrace, a noticing to the responses I find. This is not an analysis based in judgment, it is an inquiry, an inventory, it has a neutral flavor to it.
The inner focused attention brings an air of acceptance or presence to the simple moment of what is. There is more freedom and release, and a more settled feeling. With this, I can feel even more energy and open relaxation.
What often happens next is I feel the gentle inspiration of a consciousness more expanded than my own. Universal Intelligence if you will, offers an even deeper place of wellbeing as well as creative aliveness and fresh ideas. In this, my inner attention is greeted with a wealth of goodness to carry me from this moment to the next, and the next and so on.
I’d like to encourage you to try this out. See if you’d like to take 20 minutes or so and get quiet. You can sit with the questions above and have your own experience of you. I recommend exploring this with an attitude of open curiosity instead of expectation.
May you enjoy yourself ~