Shift When Life Is Difficult

Shift When Life Is Difficult

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Let's take a long deep breath.

Allow your shoulders to fall toward the ground.

If you have something behind your neck, allow your head to fall backwards slightly. 

Just relax completely.

Come into this moment. 

100% of our attention, right here.

Let’s just recognize that life is not easy. 

It's not always easy for anyone.

Please know that, if you're struggling.

elephant climbing on ground
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All of us have ups and downs. 

When we're down, we have a hard time finding our way back up sometimes. 

That's just because we forget that there's a pathway there.

Maybe we need to practice a little bit to find our way back up consistently.

The first step is recognizing there's a pathway, and the second is traveling it.

Identifying what that pathway is for yourself is a part of your journey.

But there are some principles, some basics of full attention in the present moment, that allow you to find your way to your right place — back to peace, and to feeling like you're able to take that next step in your journey — to feeling like it's not too hard. 

It's doable.

Know that you're not alone.

One way to do it is to take a deep breath.

Come into this moment.

100% of your attention here. 

Place all your attention in your body. 

Just feeling your body buzz for a little while. 

The genius of you.

Whether you feel like you love your body, or you don't love your body, if you keep going into your body you'll recognize that there's a buzzing genius within.

There is a genius that buzzes trillions and trillions of cells that connect in trillions of ways every second, to produce your experience of life — to produce you.

When you see that, you see how connected you are to the entire environment around you.

The breath that comes into your oxygen.

The nature that surrounds you.

The chair that you're sitting on.

And me, and everyone else. 

We all share the miracle. 

We all buzz at one on some level.

So find that space inside you — where you’re buzzing as one with life.

Feel the buzz.

Let's feel the buzz for 30 seconds.

And then we'll try something.

All your attention — feeling your body.

Close your eyes anytime you want to.

Mmm, it feels so good.

Now let’s release our intention to focus on the body, and just be. 

Release the intention to have any intention for a while, and allow yourself to be with me.

No intention. 

Just be.

Are you being?

Come into being. 

Let everything go.

And now, listen from a place of full presence to hear the next step on your journey.

See what's next for you.


Have an incredible day.


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