“When we change how we look at things, the things we look at change.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
Through the darkness we find the light. The pandemic has been a pathway into our collective and individual darkness. It is now, as we move forward, that we get a chance to integrate this newfound awareness and manifest our best life.
Benjamin Zander, the musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and author of the book “The Art of Possibility” stated that his father always told him “there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.” I would concur. The narrative we tell ourselves about our life influences how we see and live in the world. I believe that by looking internally at the ways we may get in our own way, we are able to manifest our happiness externally. The answer to our stuckness is often internal. By identifying and unlocking what is stuck, we feel a sense of freedom that shifts how we feel, think and live.
Zander speaks of our thoughts, perceptions and behavior as either occurring in upward or downward spirals. He states that the upward spirals are where spirituality and possibility exist. I would agree. Each moment we have a choice in how we perceive life. It is the ole “is the glass half empty or is it half full?” We do not use positivity as a by-pass in order to avoid uncomfortable emotions, but instead we consciously choose to see life’s challenges as opportunities. By living in the gray area, we see a kaleidoscope of possibilities that can bring us closer to openhearted joy.
So often we are moving through life on automatic pilot. We do the things we do because we have always done them. Through living a conscious and intentional life, we learn how to wake up to all the possibilities we were unable to see while we were sleep walking through our life. This occurs through the use of mindfulness in everyday living. We look at this through how we care for our bodies through diet and lifestyle, the choices we make in relationships and work, how we structure our day to allow for self-care and the ways in which we choose joy on a daily basis.
We will utilize a holistic approach pulling from my various trainings in yoga, nutrition, coaching, mindfulness and various other skills I have picked up along the path of my career as a therapist which spans over 20+ years.
How do you want to live your life today?