Seeing Miracles: A Simple Exercise

Meditation, simple, how to, relax, stress, anxiety, see auras, see energy, magicThis is an easy exercise you can do anywhere. It is beneficial to use when you feel stressed and when your thoughts feel as though they’ve formed a small tornado inside your head. But really, it is beneficial to do anytime.

It is a simple tool to help you chill out! It is meditative, calming, and opens you back up to experiencing the wonder of life.

Instructions:

1.      Stare off into space – let your gaze fall where it may (like daydreaming but you are not wandering off with your thoughts, you are staying present with your surrounds through vision)

2.      Slowly breathe in, purposefully filling your lungs and then pausing before you release the air. Calmly exhale, feeling your body let go as you release all the air from your lungs.

3.      Soften your gaze and let your eyes blur

4.      Notice what you now see in front of you. What you really see – not what you think you see. Let the shapes blur, so the edges are no longer solid and finite. Let your mind relax and let go of the need to label everything you see. What if you didn’t know what each thing was in front of you was? What if they didn’t have names? Notice how often your mind wants to say the name or label of whatever you’re looking at.

5.      Notice what appears in your peripheral vision.

6.      Now move your gaze to other places, (I recommend softly gazing toward water – especially when the sun is shining onto it).

What do you experience when you blur your eyes? This is a quick and easy meditation, and will help snap you out of your stressful life and back into seeing the wonder on offer.

I do this all the time and it’s amazing what you pick up, and how you can experience your surrounds with a whole new appreciation! I see all the colours of the rainbow glistening through each droplet of water in the shower and each drop becomes a chandelier radiating beauty. I see energy flowing up from the ground, as if I am sitting underwater and everything is moving. I see the magic of life free of labels, free of thinking, just experiencing with wonder, awe and amazement. I get to be free in the “I don’t know” space, letting the playground of the world present itself to me.

What do you see?

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Make joy your only goal

how to have confidence, joy, be happy, happiness, life, self improvement Imagine for a moment that your only goal in life was to experience and feel joy. And that every other goal, aspiration or dream that you’d ever had came secondary to feeling joy.

What would you be doing right now? Later on today?

What would your life be like?

When I make joy my goal I instantly feel better. I am snapped into the present moment and feel awake and excited about life. I treasure any interaction with another person and I feel good about myself – right now. Not in a future moment when I achieve this or that, when I am successful or have lots of money. I feel bliss now. I am confident and connected to life and what really matters.

And isn’t that the point? When you think about any of your goals or dreams and you start drilling them down what do you find fueling them, right at the bottom? I think most of us would say that happiness is the essence behind most of what we do however we just easily lose site of this and focus all of our attention on the details.

What about when there has been a tragedy in your life, when you’ve experienced that moment of everything coming into perspective – do you remember what you held as important then?

It’s not to say that you should throw away all of your aspirations and just float around basking in joy – although now I say it that sounds like a pretty appealing option. But it’s the affect of finding joy right now: when you make joy your first goal, your priority, your days become supercharged by good feelings, and what results from that is more motivation!

When I focus on joy I feel myself expand, I make a point to connect with other people and I find myself in the flow of life. I have an abundance of confidence, I experience synchronicities left, right and centre, and I achieve a lot more than I ever could have imagined – especially then when I was attempting to motivate myself through negative thoughts and fear.

The only problem I have with making joy my only goal, is forgetting. As soon as I forget my goal it is easy to slip back into old thought patterns where I deem success, money, or external appreciation as a higher goal. Then I start to feel flat, lost and I find  myself clinging to a future moment when I will have time to feel happy…

Close your eyes for a moment and wonder – what would your life be like if joy was your goal? How does that feel?

What would you do right now if joy was your goal?