September 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’m sitting here at the doctor’s waiting and I have focused on being in the present. With 22 people in front of me, the wait is long. The thought of trying to be in the present for two hours of waiting, is really testing me.
I try to meditate a mantra that I have heard from Deepak Chopra. I’ve only recently rediscovered Deepak, after having read only two of his books; “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind” & “Perfect Health”, through @DeepakChopra. The mantra “Happy thoughts make happy molecules”. Below is the link where you can find the story of where I have arrived today with this mantra in my thoughts. Thank you to Alana Stewart for sharing her story.
So….this wait has forced me, and I mean, forced me to focus on the present and think of thoughts that make me happy.
It would be very easy for me to sit here and think negative. Seeing all the sick people waiting, stressing out and waiting for their turn to see their doctor. I could take on board their energies and react like them.
The lesson I have learnt today was to stop analysing the thoughts that are running through my head, and just relax and be in the present.
September 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’ve just begun to read a fantastic book which I know will transform the way I understand, and tackle, my thought processes. Every now and again something like this just falls into your lap. This afternoon, after feeling weighed down with expectation and self doubt, I received a link for this new book from Brene Brown, while I was reading the #cpchat conversation. Thank you to @gmbondi for pointing out this fantastic book. Check out his blog here Gino Bondi.
Now, up until this point, I vulnerably admit, I’d never heard about Brene. But something resonated within me to pursue it further. I downloaded a ‘sample’ of the book through iBooks, and when I read this following quote:
We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be – a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation – with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgement and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.
I had to buy it!
There are many quotes that I could place here within this post. Search for ‘Daring Greatly’, and you will see what I mean. I’ve spoken before about how Seth Godin has been instrumental in changing my perceptual thinking. He features in the advance praise in the beginning of the book. This also swayed my leanings into buying the book.
I dare you to read it!