Every time you become aware of feeling constricted today, notice one breath consciously.
Notice how expansion is here as well.
Every time you become aware of checking the time today, notice one breath consciously.
Notice how timelessness is here as well.
Every time you become aware of walking through a doorway today, notice one breath consciously.
Notice that it is the empty space, and not the door, which makes the doorway most useful. That space was here first, and will endure long after the doorway is destroyed. Science tells us that our bodies are 99% space. Can you sense your enduring spaciousness?
Every time you become aware of striving towards a goal today, notice one breath consciously.
Notice that your very being is the successful result of billions of years of evolution. Taking the next step with open curiosity and unfettered awe aligns you with the fullest possible expression of yourself in this moment. It connects you to yourself, to others, and to life, in a radical and transformative way, resulting in an experience of fundamental success.
When you become aware of disappointment, notice one breath consciously.
Notice the opportunity that the disappointment creates: an opportunity to open, to explore, to discover. When fully embraced, disappointment provides a pristine opportunity to know ourselves more deeply. Instead of saying “woe is me”, try asking “what can I learn?”.
Loving what is in front of us to do is a radical act of self-love, and is one fundamental way to guarantee a genuine, enduring experience of meaningful success. It shifts the focus away from “what” we do and puts the focus squarely on “how” we do what we do.
Our life’s work is not about the activity itself: it is about aligning with what is in front of us to do and celebrating the miracle of sentience and the capacity for reflection. Instead of resisting our life, we align with it and learn from it. When we love what we do, what we do changes. The surface aspects of who we are then also change, allowing our authenticity to stand revealed. In this way, authenticity isn’t something we need to strive for, uphold, or create. It is what’s left after we have shed everything that’s inauthentic.
My challenge for you today: when you become aware of resistance, notice one breath consciously. Notice how resistance sets the stage for a direct experience of authenticity.
Every time you become aware of waiting today, notice one breath consciously.
Notice all the moving parts that had to align perfectly in order to create the opportunity for you to notice one breath consciously.