I’m in the midst of Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga North, which is incredibly intense and wonderful, we did an exercise that I think EVERYONE SHOULD TRY. And it dovetailed so nicely with our focus on Inspiration that I thought I’d share it.
We paired up and first checked in at the start noticing how we were feeling. Then, one person served as the witness – just listening while the other spoke for 10 minutes. And then we switched people for the next 10 minutes.
We were to fill in this phrase again and again, “I come alive when…”
I come alive when ________________.
When do you come alive? When do you feel that zing full of electricity and excitement?
It’s one of my very favorite feelings and it’s not just great for you – it’s great for the people around you. It helps THEM feel excited and electric. How great is that? We’re not just empathetic when someone is sad…we’re empathetic when someone is stoked!!
Buddhists have a term for a particular kind of enthusiasm that happens with new ideas and events. It’s called Bright Faith. Bright Faith! When everything is all aligned and you are standing in the middle of it!!
The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek root ‘entheos’ meaning ‘having God within’.
“Enthusiasm is the highest form of ‘awakened doing’. – Eckhart Tolle
These quotes are all courtesy of the book, “The Firestarter Sessions” by Danielle LaPorte. It’s a great read – I HIGHLY recommend.
After the 20 minutes is up, check in with yourself again. Notice how FREAKING FANTASTIC YOU FEEL. And then…remember a couple of things on your list AND DO THEM.
Good for the soul. And good for the soul = wellness.
Much peace, love and joy to you. :) Sarah