Using The Inner Body to Bring You Inner Peace

In order to fully accept things as they arise in our life, we need to be in touch with our bodies. That’s why as a practice, body awareness is very helpful.

focus on your inner aliveness

Inner Body Awareness is a way to achieve a state of stillness and peace. This is where you concentrate on feeling the energy or “aliveness” in your body. Your body then anchors you in the present moment.

For those of you that don’t yet know how to do this, I will show you later in this post 🙂

But first I want to share with you some of the wonderful benefits I have noticed by doing this consistently… Continue reading “Using The Inner Body to Bring You Inner Peace”

How To Accept Things That Irritate Us

So many times we hear about the importance of Acceptance. But how can we really practice acceptance? How can we do it effectively and completely?

How can we accept what arises in the moment without suffering too much?

95 of unhappiness is generated

Acceptance is hard! Continue reading “How To Accept Things That Irritate Us”

No Self-Awareness & No Inner Calm – I Messed Up Again

If we learn to open our hearts anyone including the people who drive us crazy can be our teacher Pema Chodron

This morning I had not one iota of self-awareness. My inner calm and serenity went right out the door in an instant…

One thing I am learning, mostly through messing up, is that to have peace in your life, you have to start where you are now.

I am getting over a bad cold. We were supposed to fly to Chicago on Saturday to visit my brother and his family. But I got sick last week, and even though I tried to rest and whatnot, we ended up cancelling the whole trip. So I feel guilty about that, even though I know it would have been stupid and rude to go and stay at my brother’s house with a cough and fever. Continue reading “No Self-Awareness & No Inner Calm – I Messed Up Again”

4 Hour Fever

Last week at work at about 8 hours into my shift I started feeling achy. I’d been practicing being present and feeling my inner body in little increments throughout the day. At this point in my life, being present and inner body awareness doesn’t come automatically, but it’s something I practice as often as I remember throughout the day. It’s something I have to put my attention and focus on, as my mind continually wants to take over and pull me into thinking and nonsense.

After a bit I started to get cold. Once I started getting the shivers I took my temperature and sure enough I had a low grade fever. Continue reading “4 Hour Fever”