Saturday, October 2, 2010

Don't listen to that inner voice

I always hear about how we should all listen to that inner voice. I hear it in yoga, I read it in books, I'm told through conversation. Now, if that inner voice is a negative, energy sucking monster who makes you feel horrible, then don't listen. That voice is your ego, it's speaking from fear. So please, do yourself this favour and don't listen to that inner voice. Listen to your feelings, how you feel with each moment. Always go with how you feel. Notice how you feel right NOW. Check in with how you feel when you go to work, when you interact with your friends, when you spend time with your partner, when you attend family gatherings, when you see your child(ren)/pet(s) after a long day. Check in to the signals your body gives you. I do experience that negative inner voice. I feel that it tries to manipulate some of my relationships, but I choose to not take it personal. Instead I think of how I feel being in the relationships. When that inner voice is trying to convince you of something it is saying, always check in with how you feel.

Do the things that make you feel soul good. Hang with the people that make you feel soul good. Do the work that brings that soul good fullfillment into your days. This is loving YOU, this is taking care of YOU, this is being SELFISH, this is BUILDING yourself up, this is finding your STRENGTHS, this is living with INTENTION, and this is living as a WHOLE.

Peace Peace Peace

Friday, October 1, 2010

Living as half or whole?

Are you living as a half or as a whole?
Living as a half is rushing through your day. Living as a whole is embracing your whole being in each moment. Whole living is conscious eating. Reflect on what you have put into your body thus far. From affirmations to food, it all counts. Go get yourself a herbal tea or a huge glass of water. ENJOY. Continue reading...

If you didn't start your day as a whole, rushed to shove food in your mouth or none at all, don't continue down that slope. Let's change your direction. Right now, take a second to prepare yourself a wholesome snack, maybe some fruit with nuts, or a Larabar. Don't take a second, you are worth more then that, take 5, take 10 :) Pardone moi.  And if you've been shovelling soso food in your mouth all day long, picture this. You wake up and Tummy needs about 30 minutes to realize she's hungry (I recommend waiting at least 30minutes) Waiting allows the hard working men in your bowels to maybe get rid of any more waste from yesterday. So before piling anymore food on the hardworking men in there, give them a chance to clear out. Then the men will want to start their days work, so there you go adding in your first very important well balanced breakfast. Tummy feels so good, and doesn't punish you with bloating or gas because you have fed her well :) Tummy thanks you kindly for taking the time for her this morning.

The first thoughts you think when you wake will determine your day, the first meal you have will determine your day...always start your day living as a whole. Take the time to yawn, to take a few deep breaths, to stretch your arms over your head, to notice what Tummy needs. Live as a whole. You are worth it. Love YOU.