Shift Into Your Body
Let’s take a long deep breath.
Come into the present moment fully.
It helps to invite your attention in, as you get started on a deep dive into the present moment.
Notice how your body feels.
Notice that subtle change you can often pick up when you come initially into the presence intentionally.
When you dedicate all your attention to looking and hearing, listening, feeling.
Relax your entire body.
Another deep breath as your body melts into wherever you're sitting, or lying, or walking.
Melt into life.
Life takes place within you.
Your inner life — where you process everything about your experience, and where you feel your experience — occurs within.
Your life occurs inside you.
I often talk about your inner life being the world inside your brain — inside your body.
And your outer life being what's occurring outside your brain your body.
It's helpful to remember that your inner life is your life.
When you come into presence in your body repeatedly, as we did at the beginning today — by noticing how your body changes, how it feels differently inside you when you come into presence intentionally, and then as you deepen into presence in silence — you start to recognize that presence obliterates fear.
It melts fear.
It subsumes fear.
Because it helps to make you recognize that your life is an inner journey.
The peace of your inner life comes from removing your idea that the outer life should be able to determine your level of peace.
Your inner life is yours.
So let's do a deep dive into silence and presence together.
Let's come into presence and just sit and feel your body.
Feel how your body experience changes over the course of a minute, when you focus all your attention on just listening to life.
How do you feel?
Do you have a deeper recognition that your inner life is your experience of life?
If you're feeling chaotic or fearful inside, it's being driven by the thoughts that are arising in your mind in this moment.
So notice the thoughts.
Allow them to fade away.
Commit to the priority of presence now.
Commit to presence for the rest of your day.
Have a great one.
I'll talk to you soon.