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Breathing sensations

Notice your breathing sensations. You may find that every breath is anticipated and expected to supply the same outcome as the previous one. What if how you pay attention to the sensations allows you to experience them from a totally different perspective? Simple variations in attention offer us immense changes. Take a moment to breathe and sensate and let each experience present itself. Now being present can occur. Enjoy. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Search for who we are

The search for who we are and what we should do is often on our minds. As we feel the sensations within us, these internal conflicts begin to drop away and bit by bit we discover we are able to make good choices, learn from our experiences and finally realize we are enough, sufficient to the day and our life.

Enjoy the journey. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

 

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Sensation and experience

Sensation, what is it? It is that subtle experience inside us that leads many thoughts and associations within us. Often, sensations are repressed because they lead to emotions that are uncomfortable. However, if they are allowed to surface and pass through without comment from the mind they are balancing and nurturing. Allow your sensations to surface and be experienced and presence simply is there.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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The Quiet Mind

When our mind is quiet, we are in harmony in our world; nothing is pushing us.  When our mind is quiet there is no conflict to push us out of balance, things arise and we deal with them, things end and we are equally at peace.  Feeling the sensations that are inside us, allowing ourselves to gently feel them allows them to change, unwind and find a new balance.  This unwinding again leads to the quiet mind.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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The gentlest thing

Number 43 of the Tao te Ching says:  The gentlest thing in the world overcomes the hardest thing in the world.  That which has no substance enters where there is no space. This shows the value of non-action. When we as individuals choose a softer path, often referred to as a Yin or more feminine approach to situations, conflict and life in general.  We listen, and we act from a place of balance.  Feeling, the gentle sensations within us naturally produces this kind of experience.  Choose to feel it is safe and leads to harmony in one’s life.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Listening to our self talk

So much of our life is spent in listening to our self talk and believing it.  It’s not that what it is saying is good or bad, it’s that it never stops, no rest.  That is what drives us nuts.  In order to bridge the gap between the overactive mind and a harmonious state, we simply feel the sensations within us that are always there.  Feeling our feelings vs simply talking about them brings us into “presence” and balance in our lives. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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There is an inner world and an outer world

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

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Presence don’t leave home without it

Presence— don’t leave home without it. Funny phrase eh? Most of us go out the door to begin the day and are leading with our heads. We forget about our bodies and the associated sensations as they seem too subtle or too much trouble to pay attention to. In reality we really should allow ourselves to feel throughout our bodies as the day begins. In this way we arrive at our destination fully integrated. We are more effective in the work place and we connect with our coworkers as the day unfolds in balance and harmony. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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In the last thought for the week we spoke of each moment being precious

In the last thought for the week we spoke of each moment being precious. If every moment is precious how can we live without worrying that we are wasting our life?  The limiting beliefs and the sensations they provide are the perfect entry point through which change can be facilitated.  Feelings are always with us.  While they may be pushed away through mind chatter, they are still there whenever we are willing to give ourselves access to them.  These issues then become the arrow to point us in the direction we should open.  And by allowing ourselves to feel them we find US, meaning our unfettered whole self; untainted by expectations and living in the present.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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