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
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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
We are taught from an early age to achieve, to push, to beat others. This is probably the #1 thing in our way in order to know ourselves. All the striving takes us out of the moment and places us firmly in the mind, separated from our essential self. People believe that striving is necessary in order to achieve our goals. This simply isn’t true. Instead we find harmony is born, which makes everything possible. It is easy enough to create balance in our lives; all we need to do is be willing to feel the sensations within us. T his will change our focus from pushing to opening and the rest simply unfolds. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
It is said in meditation you dissolve the world and rest within the freedom of the emptiness. In the Wonder Method, we join the flow that exists when the mind no longer needs to control who and what we are. This flow carries us, supports us and is always evolving, endless. It is infinite in expression and when we experience it, we find all opportunities are present in every facet of our lives. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Into each life a little rain must fall. This kind of statement keeps us in a world made up of drama. It causes us to always fear that we will not be fully successful no matter what we do. This is why, in The Wonder Method™, we process, to deconstruct this sort of limiting view through feeling. And we Wonder (an evolving state of possibility) our way into an always flexible set of possibilities that can and will carry us into an amazing moment, the present—the most powerful place there is. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Being, there are so many ways to talk about it. Yet doing it is, well, presence. So here’s a little poem. Just feel it.
Clear quarter moon
Branches in silhouette
Enjoy the journey ~Alain & Jody Herriott
We were reading an interesting article yesterday from NASA and their testing of how many of us are creative geniuses.
The most interesting thing about the article was as a person aged the creative genius dropped. Their testing showed at five years old, 98% of the children tested were in the genius category. By the time they were adults only 2% tested as being in the creative genius category.
We have learned, as we process our upsetting experiences and feelings, we return to a more creative way of being. Bit by bit our abilities expand and we return to the creative genius of our youth. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
As we continue the journey of feeling and unwinding our limiting beliefs our foundation of understanding evolves. This allows us greater insight. For example, the Tao te Ching #10 says: “Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?……” As you unwind your emotions the mind quiets. Now sensations begin to be sensed throughout your body, seemingly moving through you of their own accord. You are experiencing a flow, a sense of balance and at the same time an unwinding of limiting experiences. You have arrived in Presence. ~Alain & Jody Herriott
Recently we were contemplating the word Cognize which means “to perceive, know or become aware of”. We had a realization. When feeling and intellect are allowed to work together understanding is simply there. So as we perceive in this way our understanding simply unfolds. This is a totally counter-intuitive approach, yet infinitely satisfying. The Tao te Ching would say: ……Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from you own mind and thus understand all things?….. Enjoy. ~Alain & Jody Herriott