"All that woo-woo love and insight will go a long way in helping you navigate the heavy-duty logistics on a daily basis." Danielle LaPorte "The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms"
In my opinion woo woo has got a bad rap! Woo, woo can include useful ways of tapping into your seven chakra and access your Spiritual Source so you will later act from your Higher Self. Sometimes, there is a misconception that real life and especially real business is separate from our Spiritual Source.
There are still a lot of professional people out there basing their actions solely on "rational" decision-making. The only problem is that our rational brain isn't always so rational. It gets stuck in old programming that Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Change your Brain; Change your Life calls ANTs - automatic negative thoughts. He writes that throughout life our sub-conscious mind absorbs fear-based messages that create these ANTs. Visualize an army of ants mapping out negative thoughts in your mind year after year, supplying your brain with useless information that keeps you stuck. Now, that is no picnic!
In addition, our "rational" brain often falls prey to senseless mind chatter. Don't believe me, just try to quiet your mind for a full minute and see what happens........How did you do? If your like me, your mind continuously jumps around from thought to thought. To help with the mind chatter, meditation is one of the best woo, woo techniques I have found. With consistent practice, you will find you no longer spin your wheels on petty conversations or waste your time on unimportant projects. It will help you tap into your Spiritual Source. You will become calm and centered so you can focus on the goals you really need to accomplish that day.
Master meditation teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield both offer free guided meditations on their websites that will help you with your practice. If you would like to meditate quietly, on your own, here is a breathing mediation technique you can try.
- Set a quiet, pleasurable alarm for 10 or more minutes. jarring alarm is not a happy ending to a calming practice.
- Sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed.
- Notice any tension in your body. Imagine breathing into those places individually and releasing the tension with your exhalation.
- After releasing some of your tension, continue breathing normally. No need to change how you breathe. This is about observing and allowing your breath to flow.
- Notice your breath as it enters your body. Where do you feel it? Perhaps, you feel a cool sensation at your nostrils or the back of your throat. Maybe you notice your breath as it expands your chest or your abdomen. Just notice how and where you feel it.
- After a few breaths, you may become aware that your mind has wandered. You may be thinking, imagining, feeling, or being distracted by noise.
- Just gently bring your awareness back to your breathing. No need to judge yourself. This is a practice, not an exercise in perfection.
- Don’t worry if you find your mind wandering one time or a thousand times. Continue to bring your awareness back to your breathing.
- When the alarm sounds, allow yourself to slowly return to the present moment.
Over time, you will see a difference in your ability to increasingly maintain your focus on your breath and on the important goals in your life and business.
Happy woo, woo!
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