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 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.

Forging the Path Ahead

Walk away feeling like we don’t have to wait for someone else to get out of our way in order to move forward. In order for us to really make progress, we need the understanding and awareness that the only way to do it is to move forward together. Think about what is required of us for that level of awareness and understanding. What is required of us to feel a sense of unity and connection?  Even if we are moving at a different pace, we really only move as fast as the people moving at the slowest pace. We are only as successful as the people in our surroundings.  Forging that path ahead doesn’t mean we have to leave anybody behind. Just be aware of what we have to truly believe to feel a sense of camaraderie and connection and feel that we are part of that collective consciousness. As human beings, what standard do we set for ourselves that guides and directs the approach we take with strangers? What is the intention behind our interaction with our friends, our lovers, our relatives?  Just think about the difference in the tone of our voice when we talk to a lover versus a stranger, the difference in how we speak to our grandmother versus a sibling. Just the way we communicate says so much about how well we listen and how open we are to understanding. If we’re not moving collectively together, where are we really going? How successful we are as individuals is only defined by how successful the person next to us is. We can’t possibly feel like we’re winning the race if somebody else is struggling to even stay at the same pace as us.  I invite you to join the ZEN DEN ZOOM ROOM SANCTUARY every Tuesday 6:30pm EDT. Bring your favorite candle and a positive intention and be prepared to soothe your soul as we enjoy a mindful escape in the Zen Den Sanctuary. No physical Yoga, simply Zen relaxation with our deeply connected community moving collectively sharing space together virtually.   Blessings! Blessings! Blessings! Namaste.

Personal Truth And Personal False

Each of us have created a personal truth and a personal false. We create an idea of what we believe about ourselves and our potential, and that is rooted in either a personal truth or a personal false. The personal truth is empowering. It is giving us access to something more, what we know to be true, and what we believe about ourselves. The personal false, however, is debilitating. It is rooted in doubt, in the criticism, and judgment we give ourselves. While the personal truth is rooted in power, the personal false is rooted in doubt, and doubt is dangerous. From this moment forward, focus on the personal truth. Focus on what we know to be true about our Self— our power, strength and energy. Never allow personal false to deny our truth and instead, allow our personal truth to empower and inspire us to greatness. Allow the truth to define the very essence of who we are. Spend time developing that personal truth by setting intentions every day that lay a strong foundation. I’m sharing with you these positive intentions through my ebook, 365 Positive Intentions so that you are prepared to offer the best of your Self to the world. Register and get 24/7 access to this interactive and audio-enhanced ebook for a special price. 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.