As much as possible in everyday life, use awareness of the inner body to create space. When waiting, when listening to someone, when pausing to look at the sky, a tree, a flower, your partner, or child, feel the aliveness within at the same time.
“The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection, health, and aliveness. No matter how withdrawn and isolated we have become or how serious the trauma we have experienced, on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves toward sunlight, there is in each of us an impulse moving toward connection and healing.”
Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Aline LaPierre and Laurence Heller
Respond to every call that excites your spirit. ― Rumi Natalie (@nataliesole) photographed by @cameron_hammond #MODELCALIFORNIA #Courage #Aliveness #PersonalDevelopment #Happiness #BeYourself https://www.instagram.com/p/CId1C0JprCb/?igshid=hjlvm8dwl1dj
The purpose of life is to watch and experience living. To enjoy living every moment of it. And to live in environments, which are calm, quiet, slow, sophisticated, elegant. Just to be. Whether you are naked or you have a golden robe on you, that doesn’t make any difference. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful—great and full—that you are alive, and you enjoy it.
We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.
27 years and yesterday was the first day I’ve experienced a release so deep and profound. I’ve heard of emotional releases, but never in my life have I ever held space for myself with compassion and self-love. Yesterday I released what felt like years of pain, frustration, bitterness that I unconsciously holding so deeply inside of me — shedding a new layer of me.
I cried, and cried, and cried, pouring my eyes out into the vast Oceans of water that I was swimming in. A profound and intimate experiences that I’ve had with myself yet. A fully immersed human experience of being alive.🍃