January 14, 2021
Meditation: Thought Museum (Liquid Mind) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPCNLX7ESCE
Question: How connected to yourself and your body do you feel today?
Answer: I feel very connected to myself and my body today. In the past, when I would work out and feel pain, I would dwell on the pain and suffer with it throughout the day, ruminating about it over and over for days. Now, as part of a mindful practice (to minimize suffering), I tell myself that there’s pain, that it’s temporary, and that it will go away at some point during the day. No more suffering – and then I can go on with my day. And now, I’ve made the commitment to carry it to the other parts of my life, both personally and professionally since the start of the new year. So far, so good. And it’s definitely making ALL of the difference in the world!
To be honest, it was always easy to dwell on the pain and the negativity, since it was part of normal conversation with most people I saw during the day. Now, despite small setbacks, I’m noticing that I’m not dwelling on the crap in my life. I can’t remember what book I read this in, but now I’m giving myself a maximum of 30 minutes to dwell in the “crap” in life, but then I need to snap my ass out of it and then do something positive/productive. It helps that I have set some pretty big intentions this year, so staying focused is a necessity.
Anyway, I’m feeling very connected to myself and my body right now…and plan to stay connected for a while.
Note: We are now two weeks in…and I’m still journaling! For those who are joining me on this adventure, hope you’re enjoying it as well!
As I continue this evolution of me, I wanted to share that my dear friend, Alicia Sepulveda (Make College Your – https://www.makecollegeyours.com/) and I just co-published an article on coaching in higher education. Here’s the link to the article:
- Coaching Practices in Higher Education: Coaching for Performance and Coaching for Growth – https://evolllution.com/programming/personal-development/coaching-practices-in-higher-education-coaching-for-performance-and-coaching-for-growth/
Side note – it’s the featured article at Evolllution; check it our here: https://evolllution.com/
Part of my growth this year was to start publishing all of the “stuff” in my head; this is my 4th article since August, now it’s on to a book!