Monday, October 16, 2006

Awareness is 99%

Recently, I sent out this message as a mid-month inspiration to my eNewsletter mailing list. I received so many emails of thanks, because it was perfectly timed and just what they needed to hear, that I thought I would share it here. I hope it's a helpful reminder...

Lately, I've been thinking about what it means to deal with everyday happenings in a more conscious way. One of my favorite sayings is "Awareness is 99% of everything." When we have awareness of what is happening around us and within us, we have the consciousness and the power to make changes as needed. It is when we remain unconscious or unaware, or even when we live with denial, that we feel powerless and not in control of our life circumstances.

When confusion and lack of direction is what you're feeling, think about your foundation. Get grounded, exercise more and really leap into your life.

When frustration and obstacles appear, write and burn, use a punching bag, pull yourself deeper into your body and get recentered.

When you bring more awareness to your physical body, you are more present in the now moment. Being present you can make decisions and take action as needed. When you are ungrounded, you are unable to make good decisions, to think clearly and affect any change.

Start by choosing to become more aware. Set an intention to be more present in your body. Create an affirmation such as, " I am one with my body. I choose to open to greater levels of awareness." Spend time writing in your journal. Spend time sharing with others, and ask for assistance when needed.