the Truth of Now
I feel content in my everyday life with who I am and what I have
or am I cursed to always want more? I have found through my continual
deep and profound work with my own body, that it teaches me not
only how to change on a physical level but how to view life from
a different perspective. This new perspective continues to bring
more peace and understanding into my life.
have often felt stuck in my life and can suck myself down into a
deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be
. more loving, sexy, productive, whatever and that I
should have MORE or different things .
I should be something else or have something else means I am not
happy now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.
me tell you how the body led me to a new place of understanding.
When I started receiving bodywork years ago, the experience was
very painful for me. As I continued to get bodywork, I realized
that the work was not creating the pain but the pain resided in
my body, often in places in which I had no idea pain existed. This
common experience allowed me, and then my clients, to begin to connect
with our bodies in new and profound ways. What transpired over time
was an understanding that when you put your attention on pain the
pain will often increase. You do not have to feel this in the physical
body to understand what I am saying think about a time in your life
when you felt angry with someone. Even now, the more you focus on
them and the situation the angrier you get, right?
we put our attention on something we give it energy and this is
part of the creative process. Resisting something is a form of attention
and therefore you are creating the very thing in your life that
you do not want. Let me say it another way, resistance is the energy
that what you do not want uses to feed on and grow.
was a revelation for me because I began to see that my attention
was mostly on the things I did not want in my life -- not on the
things that I wanted.
can let go of this resistance by accepting WHAT IS .
Say, "This is how I am right now and that's okay." Don't resist
it: accept it.
I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began
to experience the freedom this perspective brings - just by changing
my mind! Now I am beginning to believe it. What a gift!