Supercharge your morning (part 4)

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“What is one thing you can do this morning to make all your tomorrows be your best yet?”

Just for this morning

make space.

Imagine the time between each tick lengthens.

What will you do with that extra time?

Set to it.

 

Tom Evans, Supercharge Your Morning

Make space. Ooohhhh, what a gift. Self-care. I love the idea of imagining lengthening the time between seconds, that was new for me.

Other ways I have found to make space include taking a deep breath.

And then another.

Although it seems counterintuitve, another way to create space in your busy day is to pause. To actually stop what you are trying to get done in time, and to go do something else.

Take a brief walk. Go get the mail. Throw the ball for your dog. Water the plants. Straighten the room. Start a load of laundry. Reload your water mug.

And then come back to your task at hand. You’ll find that it’s different, somehow. More spacious.

And here’s one more way I have found to create space:

Open your heart.

Imagine your heart as a vessel, a container. Any shape and design you desire. (One has already come to mind, right? Play with that imagery.) Now, imagine it full of space.

No, that is not empty. It is the very opposite of empty.

Can you feel that?

Open your shoulders. Straighten your spine. Lead with your heart.

Be spacious.

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spacious time out

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What are some ways that you make space in your life? Share with us, below.

 

What the struggle is really about

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The idea that there’s beauty in the struggle has nothing to do with the struggle at all. It’s to do with how you overcome it.

The Beautiful Badass

We all have challenges, that’s part of our journey here in this thing called Life. Some challenges are clearly visible, others less so.

Yet it’s not about the struggle. It’s about ourselves within that. Read More

Supercharge your morning (part 3)

sunset in heart hands

“What is one thing you can do this morning to make all your tomorrows be your best yet?”

Just for this morning

remember what’s past.

What moments of your life

would you like to live again?

What will you do differently

this time around?

 

Tom Evans, Supercharge Your Morning

I love this for the words, “(what) would you like to live again?” That is very different than “do-over.”

It’s not only about looking back and seeing what I’d fix. It’s also about reliving what was pleasant. And honoring what was awesome. What other fabulous choices could I make in my mind, for other bouts of pleasant awesomeness?

It’s like going back and re-reading a Choose Your Own Adventure story, and this time playing with different choices. Selecting different moves. And infinite varieties of combinations of choices and moves. The final story is more complete for having fully explored diverse options.

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Try this online Hogwarts Adventure, from Infinite Story‘s online library of choose-your-own-adventure stories.

What is a pleasant memory? What is something awesome that you recall? With great compassion for yourself, what is a memory you might consciously relive differently in order to heal it?

Supercharge your morning (part 2)

sunset in heart hands

“What is one thing you can do this morning to make all your tomorrows be your best yet?”

Just for this morning

come in from the cold.

Join others around the campfire.

Share your journey,

and learn from others’.

Plan new adventures together.

 

Tom Evans, Supercharge Your Morning

We each respond in our own way to the world around us. During these particular times (and the above was written well before 2020), there’s much to process. And although it is indeed a highly personal journey, it’s important that we don’t ultimately process alone.

Do not isolate yourself within your own thoughts. Be open to other stories. Allow them to influence your own, to adjust and refine your understanding. Have the courage to take your stand in your evolution, rather than only in your current awareness.

The adventure of awakening

Again

and again

and again.

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What is a current story of yours? Is it based on past information and understanding? How could another’s story potentially refine yours? Who could be a safe person for you to come in from the cold and sit by the campfire with?

Supercharge your morning (part 1)

sunset in heart hands

“What is the one thing you can do this morning to make all your tomorrows be your best yet?”

Just for this morning

seek out what pleases you the most.

Where do you add the most value?

Find it

and then do that some more.

 

Tom Evans, Supercharge Your Morning

When we are happy, we don’t just feel value, we add it. Our individual joy contributes to the collective good of all. So be happy! And then, do that some more. What it means is that I am better for your happiness.

Thank you, from the fullness of my heart. Carry on!

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