Our brains tend to “hold” us in a framework, believing it makes us safe, successful and adaptable to our environment. This is both a blessing and a curse.
A blessing because it allows us to live much of our life on autopilot, and also a curse because it keeps us locked in repetitive patterns that only seem to be successful. Through feeling our feelings we unwind the things that limit our interactions with the world. We can then find successful new directions. Enjoy the journey. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Today is a beautiful day, not a surprise and not headline worthy. We can “judge” the qualities of its beauty and in so doing create tension that some might call excitement and others might call uneasiness. That is the nature of judging. It feeds the existence of drama and draws us in so that we forget that it is still a beautiful day. Can you coax your mind from the need to perpetuate drama? Are you open to experiencing “you” for the sheer joy of letting yourself unfold? This evolves to living a life of open balance and pleasant, ever-evolving being. Enjoy. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
How do we deal with a world that is defined by drama, in effect a land ruled by upset? We feel ourselves and thus live a life of being vs doing. For us what matters is the feeling within ourselves that the response produces; everything else is drama. And we use that feeling as the corridor to travel down, which takes us out of the drama and sets us free. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
When life upsets us, the mind wants to “solve” what it considers a problem. In the process we are taken on a mental trip of upset, drama and unsolvable conundrums. The feelings that are below the surface of the mind’s drama are actually a better tool to unlock the door of the problem and bring us balance. Again, these feelings are not a problem to solve, they are an experience that should be allowed to unfold within us. As we feel our feelings and they unfold we find ourselves becoming balanced; we become completed in such a pleasant and vast way it defies description. Enjoy the journey. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Our feelings may seem overwhelming yet if we allow ourselves to experience them even the tiniest bit we begin the path to change and balance. For every grain of sand you move (every feeling you feel) a mountain of feeling is in motion\. Let yourself evolve, such is the nature of feeling.
Each morning as we rise we look out over the fields and are amazed. So very amazed at another strikingly beautiful day.
Are you willing to live a life of amazement, wonder and beauty? Are you open to feeling and reconnecting to the integration of body and mind? It is not hard, but it does take perseverance to retrain how you relate to your world. Feel, open and become, and the rest simply follows. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Life is a choice. Good statement, we have heard it so very many times. How many of us actually live life in this way? As we travel the path of experiencing our feelings we come to realize that we have choices. One choice may be to enjoy each aspect of life, each little nuance. Some will say that is too much, I can’t do that. Of course this a choice. We make them every day. In doing so we may lead ourselves down the path of unfolding life, much like a flower, or we may starve ourselves by not letting ourselves feel. We encourage you to feel. The mind is already over-trained; trust it to simply work. Trust your feelings as well, as they are your missing link to being. All you have to do is choose to do so. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
The mind is about attachment to outcome and is constantly in expectation. It is drawn to drama and circular thinking and upset for it is always searching for something to control. In effect the mind causes separation within us because of its constant reaching. Using the body to experience the feelings within us reunites us. The more this occurs the more we come back into balance. This harmony of body and mind is truly the harmony that is total. Others will call it many different names: centered, presence, even enlightenment. Regardless of the word, balance is now a way of life. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
There is an inner world and an outer world. The inner world has many levels. There are the feelings that we have about our day (this is a bit of an inner and an outer mix). There are the sensations within us as well that link to a state of being. It is continuous and never ending. The outer world is truly a reflection of the sensation level of us. We don’t usually realize it but it is there none the less. The art of feeling at the sensation level is what awakens the first inklings of being; this immediately begins to modify and balance the world we see around us. Take the time to feel, it is a world without end and the presence and beingness that it offers is priceless. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
As every experience in our day has sensation in it, there is always an opportunity to open. And as tension is often present just below the surface and is subliminally suppressed it is a golden opportunity to reawaken to ease. Taking a few moments to unwind, through feeling our baseline feelings, gives us this opportunity to again experience ease in our day. Take the time, feel, it is simply fabulous to be us. ~Alain & Jody Herriott