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I Come Alive When _______________.

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!!

Wait…two more:

The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek root ‘entheos’ meaning ‘having God within’.

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“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

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BIG Inspiration – Carol & Rebecca / 60+ Crossfitters

There are so many people that light me up.  I look around my life and am so inspired by the people that populate my life; it makes me feel so much gratitude.  Towards the top of my list are Carol & Rebecca – the ladies that inspire me from my Crossfit class.

These women inspire me to my bones…why?  Because they’re fearless.  Because they are aging so beautifully – focusing on STRENGTH and DURABILITY.  Because they’re hella nice.  They have been so nice to me – teaching me and guiding me and offering me advice and tips.  And they happen to be (I’m guessing I’ve never really asked…) 60+ years old!!  I admire them so much.  Here they are:

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Rebecca (L) and Carol (R) Great.women. #inspiration

Carol & Rebecca agreed to answer some questions about why they love Crossfit and what inspires them…enjoy!

What Inspires You?

Carol: Connecting to my inner self inspires me. I have never been a religious person, but I am seeking to connect with my higher self constantly. I think part of that is doing physical things. For me, being in my body and feeling the energy course through my body is the Universe giving me hugs.

Rebecca:  I am inspired by effort.  At a Crossfit competition, what I enjoyed most was watching athletes attempting heavier and heavier weight until they failed.  We don’t know our max effort until we reach just beyond what we can do.  I am inspired by stories of people who have overcome great odds by their perseverance and effort.

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Inspiration

Inspiration. “A person, place, experience etc., that makes someone want to do or create something. – Merriam Webster

Inspired. I love that feeling. I feel most alive when I am feeling inspired to do, say, create something. And I’ve been really trying to stand on that place in my life, interactions, business more often. Because it makes it come from a very authentic and enthusiastic place – and to work from that place just FEELS GOOD.

This month I’ll be sharing some of the things, quotes, art and people that help me to feel inspired. In addition, I would be incredibly grateful if you shared with me WHAT INSPIRES YOU? You can IM me through my Facebook page or respond to this blogpost with two questions in mind:
1) What inspires you?
2) Your favorite quote, book, picture that you get inspired by reading or looking at.

I’d like to start by sharing about someone who inspires me with each interaction. Her name is Conie and she does a couple of things that inspire me regularly.
*She comes from a place of love – she exudes love.
*She is a creative – an ACTIVE creative. Conie tills the soil of her creativity in her music, dance and artwork.
*She is a hugger. I am a hugger. When we see each other, we hug.

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