For the past few weeks, I've encouraged you to explore the dreams you hold for your life and to really get clear on what you want to experience, achieve and learn in 2015. Now it's time to shift gears and come back to NOW. To be in this moment right here. Eckart Tolle teaches us to consider the present and past briefly, long enough to inform and give shape our present moment.
Living in the moment may not be as easy as it sounds. The trick is to live life and without being consumed by the past or the future, since either only exists in our minds. In this week's Sun-day design I want you to live in this moment and genuinely feel and experience life. You've done the work in planting the seeds for this year and now it's to communicate with your mind, body, and soul and allow that inner dialogue to guide you the rest of the way. The answers and direction you seek is within, being present in this moment is the only GPS system you need.
Most of us are familiar with using meditation as one tool to practicing presence. It's a great way to help you clear the path to opening your heart and mind to what is happening inside and around you. It's important to learn your body's cues so that you can understand your body's needs, desire, and also the intuitive responses to questions you have about your life. You can also create presence through physical touch, movement and by having a deep connection with others.
Here are 3 more ways you can live in the moment.
If you missed the Design Your Year Event or want to continue the life awakening journey you entered at the event, well I’ve got a treat for you. There is still time to usher in 2015 fully charged and ready to transform your life. Join me on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 6:30pm at Tournesol, a fresh new concept in integrative health located at 26 East 36th St., New York, NY 10016. I will be facilitating a live one-hour workshop to help you feel present, focused, and proud of everything in your past that has led you to this precious learning moment you have to design today.
In this week's Sun-day design I want you to rewrite the story of who you are by sharing your life from a position of victor and no longer victim. The way we tell our story will determine how we continue to experience not only the event or situation, it holds true for how we view the full spectrum of our lives.
Think about how awesome it would be to respond to the question how are you doing with something other than the typical “I’ve been busy”, “Times are tough” or “I’m hanging in there”! To truly offer a dialogue around how great you're feeling, the wonderful people in your life, and the perfect activities you're engaged in that move you forward on your purposeful path. I want you to changes the lens in which you look at your life so that you can in fact, change your life story. In this brief interactive coaching workshop learn how to connect and tell the story of your life from a place of power and purpose. Shift your mindset, language, and behavior to advance your life dreams. In the words of the great Buddha, and I'm sure so many others, "What you think you become." So let's think of a story that's great.
Click here to register for the "Change Your Life Story" workshop. During your visit learn more about Tournesol and the wonderful classes in meditation, yoga, energy healing and so much more!
As I bid you Happy Christmahanakwanzika I want you to dole out one more gift to someone this year! This gift is priceless and only requires that you give a little bit of your time and a dash of your heart. This season I want you to give one person your undivided attention. The best holiday gifts in the world doesn't supersede the love and connection someone can experience just by spending time with you. YOU are an inspiration, a beacon of light. Your story, your experience and life goals will move this person, and this person wants to share his or her heart and life story, and in turn move you too. In this week's Sun-day design I want you to give one hour of your time to someone you rarely associate with. This person may be a colleague or fair-weather friend whom you've given little time or energy to. Offer this person one hour, your ear, and your heart and watch this person blossom right before your eyes.
As you share your experience, dreams, and life story with the person you bestow this one hour gift, be sure to allow this person to share his or her story in turn. And for once, really listen. Suspend judgment, quell any urges to fix or make suggestions, and put away the phone to avoid any distractions. Listen with your heart and your mind. As you spend this one precious hour together tell this person:
The Design Your Year event took place yesterday and I just have to thank the openhearted Life Designers who attended. We shared, we laughed, and we tested our theories about life and hopefully left with a bag filled with magic, pixie dust and certainly a new view on fairy tales. The Design Your Year scholarship recipient was unable to attend and I trust the magic we created that day serendipitously extends into her life as she pursues her goals for next year. I'll continue to share more about what I learned from the magnificent Life Designers and what I believe they gained from this experience too.
In this week's Sun-day design I'd like you to begin - or if you were at the Design Your Year event - continue to manifest some magic into your life. The formula is simple. Clear the path for what seems improbable just by establishing clear intent for what you desire and doing the work day by day to achieve it. For example, the magic formula to loosing weight is making choices day-by-day that reflect the food and fitness habits that will serve your goal. The magic formula for getting a new job, is being your best self in day-to-day interactions, polishing off that resume, and continuing to build your technical and professional skills so that when opportunity knocks, you're not still getting dressed! The magic part comes from having faith that the love love and energy you put into your dream or desire will come back reaping exponential benefits.
As you attract new miracles in your life this week I will offer you one of my favorites quotes about magic:
"We can choose to function at a lower level of awareness and simply exist, caring for our possessions, eating, drinking, sleeping and managing in the world as pawns of the elements, or we can soar to new and higher levels of awareness allowing ourselves to transcend our environment and literally create a world of our town - a world of real magic." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer.
The Design Your Year Event is this Saturday, December 13th and it's a special event where you tap into your inner power to create, navigate, shift and design the life you desire. Even I learn from this event and want to share a great story on how my coaching process works for me in my life. My work is based on trusting the human experience is to learn from your life lessons and know that if you don't evolve from them they will continue to harass you.
I know that just as you master each lesson and advance to the next level of your life you will find the next lesson patiently waiting your arrival. Well, even with all my "knowing" one of my lessons kicked me in this shin last week! My Superwoman trait had been soaring across the globe of my life. I finally handcuffed her with love, grace and a calendar of blocked R&R dates! I'm shifting my yes I'll do it, to no thank yous and not right nows. In this week's Sun-day design, I want you to join me to reign in the personality trait that betrays you every time, keeping you in a loop of dismay and dissatisfaction.
Your personality traits are your strengths, and when we over use them they become weaknesses. My Superwoman trait leads the chatter in my head that says "You can do all, be all, nothing can stop you!" This personality trait of mine seems charming if not admirable, and after some initial success, it quickly wreak havoc in my life. Oh, I'll get one or two wins in, but that's the hook. This week I want you to unhinge yourself too. Here are three steps you can take to finally figure out the lesson and move on:
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The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.