Change of Scenery

Change of Scenery

Change of scenery Sometimes, we all need a change of scenery, and that is why meditation is so profound. When we close our eyes, we create a completely different scene. The external has many distractions, and things are constantly changing out there. For some of us, change is scary. We know that change is inevitable especially the ones that occur externally, but we control the change we create internally—the evolution of our soul, the expansion of our mind, and the broadening of our perspective and consciousness.  By creating a change of scenery in our external, we can wipe the slate clean and give ourselves a change of energy in our internal. It can be as simple as sitting under a tree, enjoying the breeze, walking on the beach, or just finding a quiet space in a dark candle lit room. Allow that to be the change of scenery. When we start to embrace positive change, it no longer becomes so scary.  All we need is a change of scenery, whether it’s the scene of changing our physical location externally for a few moments or closing our eyes and changing the scene that we choose to focus on internally. If we are feeling stuck today, try a change of scenery and allow even just a simple change in the external space to give us a sense of comfort, allowing for the change in the internal space. Often, all we need is a simple shift to change everything.     Blessings! Blessings! Blessings! Namaste

The Most Important Part of Communication

Listen carefully to everyone today.  Think about how much of our time and communication is spent thinking about what we are going to say and not necessarily taking the time to really listen to what someone else is saying. Usually, when people begin talking, we are already trying to figure out what our response is going to be when in fact, so much of communication is dependent on listening and very rarely do people even want us to give advice or to fix the problem. They simply want someone to listen and to truly hear their heart, their emotion, and their energy. It is in listening th.at we connect deeper, but it is in speaking that we often create a separation.  Set the intention today and every day to spend more time listening than speaking. Try to figure out what our response is going to be. What we have to say is not quite as important as listening to what the people around us have to say. Set the intention to listen and open our hearts and minds so that we can create a deeper connection with the people in our lives. Know that the most important part of communication is our ability to listen. Make it a great day and listen carefully.  My intention is to be of service to you. I invite you to a journaling practice with my first book, 365 Mindful Moments, an interactive daily journal practice of one intention every day to inspire a short journal practice every day. Journaling has been my constant source of sanity and clarity for the past 30 years, and as much as my journal practice has helped me, I know the most difficult part is picking up the pen and “knowing” what to write. Take the guessing game out of your journal practice and use 365 MINDFUL MOMENTS to set intentions every day that will change your entire life. I look forward to sharing more of my Spoken Word Yoga offerings with you. Please always feel free to reach out to me with requests as I am grateful for the opportunity to be of service to you. Blessings! Blessings! Blessings! Namaste.

THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE

My mother recently brought me a picture taken when I was playing with my friends as a child. It got me thinking about an excerpt from one of George Carlin’s comedy sets. He was talking about the fact that he wanted to live his life backwards. Living life backwards, we start out dead (we get that out of the way). We wake up in a nursing home, and every day, we start to feel better. We get more energy and vitality that eventually, we get kicked out of the nursing home for being too healthy. We travel the world, we enjoy our retirement, and we collect a pension. When we start work, we start out with a promotion so that over the next forty years or so, we get less and less responsibility over time until we are too young to work. We get ready for high school. We drink alcohol and party, we get a little wild, we are promiscuous, and we are figuring out who we are. Then, we go to elementary school. We become a child, we get to play, and we have no responsibilities at all. Finally, we become a baby. We spend our last nine months floating peacefully in spa-like conditions with central heating, room service on tap, and then we finish off in a passionate moment of ecstasy. It got me thinking about the importance of the power of perspective. Imagining living life backwards changes the way we move forwards, and that shift in perspective is all we need to change the quality of our life right now. If we really were to live life backwards, we would start from this place of wisdom, awareness, and understanding. Every moment, we would be very clear about the big picture, and we might even spend more time appreciating every small moment in time. We realize that knowing where we will wind up might help us be in a space of appreciating where we are right now. Consider how a shift in perspective can change everything. Approach this life with enthusiasm and energy. Don’t wait for some distant point in the future to live life. The time is now. Instead of having to start from the end, start from right now. Make this moment the beginning of everything that is yet to come. My intention is to be of service to you. Get 24/7 online access to Infinite Membership Site and latest yoga meditation, raja and vinyasa yoga videos when you sign up for Infinite Access Pass.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel for FREE YOGA VIDEOS and follow @spokenwordyoga on your favorite media account. I look forward to sharing more of my Spoken Word Yoga offerings with you. Please always feel free to reach out to me with requests as I am grateful for the opportunity to be of service to you. Blessings! Blessings! Blessings! Namaste.

The Global Energy of Being Connected

Think about the magic of the timing of the internet at this point and at this time. Without this World Wide Web, we might think that each of us is just sitting alone in our own space. Think about how, in 1918 for instance, the only way people knew that there was a problem going on was if somebody in their space was directly impacted by the problem. One had to personally know or  hear it from somebody who dealt with the problem in order for them to know the problem existed. And even then, they might think it’s only happening to them; that it’s only happening in their community, in their space, in their estate, without knowing that it’s actually happening worldwide. The difference in our communication then and now, especially now that we are social distancing, is that we have this internet to make us feel connected even when we are distant. I honestly always make an effort to think of things in a different way. I almost feel comforted by the fact that the entire world is experiencing the same thing in that we realize how deeply connected we actually are. It doesn’t matter who we are or where we live— everyone is impacted in a way that we know, and we all are experiencing something similar. Breathing together is such an intimate thing. Just in that space where we’re inhaling and exhaling together, it almost feels like nothing else in the world matters. I just think about how profound that is. There’s this deep connection that keeps us from having that clutter in our mind and thoughts that might leave us feeling a little disconnected from things. Thinking again about our connections, we realize how there are literally hundreds of millions of people at this very moment doing the same thing without even knowing it. We’re all in the space of being deeply connected all the time even when we are individually in our own isolated physical space. There are people feeling the same thoughts, the same emotions, having the same sensations and experiences— all the varying degrees.  So set an intention that this becomes a global energy: the feeling of being connected. Be aware that somewhere on the opposite side of the world, there is someone who’s feeling the same emotion, breathing in the same breath, feeling the same thoughts, and being in the same space that we are right now. Hopefully, that encourages us to show up in the lives of the people we touch in a different way, to be a little more generous, and to be a little more kind. Feel connected with everyone today. Join the Spoken Word Yoga community and follow @spokenwordyoga on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tik Tok for Positive Affirmations and information on Yoga Retreats and Global events to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Blessings! Blessings! Blessings! Namaste.