In-Joy

Monkey Mind enjoys spinning. Inner Critic enjoys duality. Gremlin enjoys bullying.

None of them are you.

What do you enjoy?

What time is it?

Time to get out of trance?
Time to wake up?

Time for the Now Clock?

Time to pause?
Time to open?
Time to trust what emerges from within you?
Time to listen deeply?
Time to speak the truth?

Whatever the time…it’s now.

The News Fast

The month News Fast gave me many teachings and gifts.

Accumulation of unread Sunday morning newspapers…

Just like sitting on my cushion in a ten day silent retreat the first few days were a bit rough with Monkey Mind wondering what was going on out there in the world. Wondering what wasn’t going on. Curious about what might be happening that I needed to know about. Endless mind chatter the first few days.

And then the benefits began. I slept better. I had more time for Loving Kindness Meditation. I exercised more. I began minimalizing my home and lifestyle. My body felt more relaxed and more alive. I had energetic flashes of when I was a little girl and how much I loved living.

Realization: The daily news is a cluttered cluster of energies that I don’t need nor want in my life. I will continue being engaged in the world but there are better ways than reading or watching or listening to the daily news.

(Confession: I did watch the stock market and cryptocurrency.)

Full Steam Ahead!

What does it feel like to go full tilt boogie surrounded by the steam of adrenalin rushes, the huffing and puffing of determination, the confidence instilled by experience?

Full Steam Ahead!

Fun, yes?  Absolutely! Yet, sadly, it isn’t sustainable.

How about periodically living a Full Steam Ahead Day knowing the evening is reserved for ease and soft joy?

One more thing about an Accountability Partner

…not only do they hold you accountable for what you will do, but they also help you be reasonable about what you will do!

For instance, you might say “I commit to going through all the files today in the closet until I am finished.”

Your Accountability Partner may challenge you (a coaching skill) to commit to 15 minutes. And then if you want to keep going, do another 15. And if you want to keep going, another 15.

In this way you will achieve your goal….and feel good about yourself!

Accountability Partner

To have some one at our back listening deeply and encouraging us to manifest our next action step motivates us to follow through.

Working with an Accountabiity Partner means transforming a commitment into a satisfying win. It also means that someone cares.

If you don’t have one already, find an Accountability Partner. Then prepare yourself for what happens next….OMG!

“Go get ’em, Tiger!”

Stay tuned in somatically…

…as life sorts itself out.

Stay tuned into your somatic needs…
Are you hydrating?
Doing what it takes to sleep 7-9 hours?
Moving your body aerobically?
Eating organic plant-based foods?
Meditating and doing mindfulness practices daily?

Are you giving and receiving hugs?
Purposely creating softness, ease and joy in your life?
Making a gratitude list? A blessing list?
Doing anonymous random acts of kindnesses?

This is a great time to be loving each other up.