Roll With the Changes

If there is one thing I know about, it is CHANGE.

Life has gifted me many changes and several of those I have implemented myself.

I also had the fortune of being introduced to Life Coaching, and it has literally CHANGED my life for the better. I am in charge of my life, I live with purpose and I embrace and champion change like nobody’s business.

In the words of REO Speedwagon:

“So if you’re tired of the same old story,
Oh, turn some pages
I will be here when you are ready
To roll with the changes, yeah, yeah”

This is what I offer to you. If you are ready to roll with the changes, send me an email and we can work together to make those changes you have been thinking about, or perhaps you need help navigating the changes that life has provided to you. Life is a challenge. Life is uneasy, exciting and is mostly a gift. Everything you encounter is there to help you grow and be the person you are meant to me.

Life is supposed to be uneasy.

Easy isn’t always the way.

Comfort isn’t the goal.

Life is supposed to uneasy.

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That is why Yoga is so important to me.

Yoga teaches us to breathe into discomfort.

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I used to think comfort was a goal.

I recently attended a women’s workshop and as we went around the room and stated our personal wants and desires I heard most of the women say they desire to be “at ease” with themselves.

I say the ease comes after a regular and consistent practice of exposing yourself to uneasiness.

The ease comes after the challenge, after the discomfort.

If you want to feel comfortable, then embrace uncomfortableness.

If you want to relax, then challenge yourself. You are not going to get to ease and comfort before you get through challenge and discomfort.

If you are ready to make a change and add some challenges to your life, check out my offerings or email me at susanlifecoaching@gmail.com

 

Meditation

Meditation quiets our mind chatter. During a meditation session, it may take a while to get to the “quiet” place within us, and it may only be a pause between thoughts. That is the goal, to create space in between the thoughts. Meditate on the Infinite; an open space with thoughts floating nearby buzzing in and out of existence like subatomic particles. That is the true nature of reality. Accept the limitless nature inside of ourselves to feel peace and serenity. It is this space within ourselves that is our ultimate comfort.

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Try this:

Slow Walking Meditation

Begin alone in a quiet room with enough space to walk around.

Make sure you will be undisturbed, turn off electronics and close the door.

Set a timer for 5 minutes. Begin slowly walking around the room at a snail’s pace. Feel the way your heel begins to touch the floor and observe the way the rest of your foot follows.

When I do this exercise I usually start to observe my surroundings and notice the textures in the walls, the floor and the furniture. I start to notice things that I normally would not slow down enough to see. We can walk so quickly through life. This exercise really slows me down and clears my mind.

I start to feel an inner peace and some how, magically, an inner dialog begins. Once my mind clears of the surface material, important and relevant topics arise in my consciousness and I begin to ask myself questions and I receive answers from somewhere deep inside of me.

It is a wonderful practice and only takes a few minutes of your time. Feel free to add minutes for deeper introspection.

Creating Inner Peace by Leaning into Tension

We hold tension in our tissues, muscles and mind.

By gently leaning into that tension and learning how to breathe and be present and comfortable in that tension is the first step to inner peace.  When leaning into that tight spot, think of space, think of the vast sky.  Lean into the muscle or tissue tension for a few seconds, think of creating space, and then release back into a neutral place.  With gentle persistence by committing to our Yoga practice we will create space, we will release that tension and learn to be comfortable and learn to be present.

This works the same for tension in the mind.  If you have a scary or uncomfortable thought, lean into it, sit with it for a few seconds.  Then let it go, think of creating space.

We don’t have to look outward anymore for relief.  That place of peace resides inside of us and can be accessed at any time.

On some of our more complicated days our inner peace can be challenging to reach, but be comforted to know it is there.  You can learn the methods to access your inner peace.

Slow down your breathing, starting by adding a few more seconds onto your exhale.  As your breathing slows down begin to deepen the breath.  On your exhale add sound, start with the sound of MMMMMM.

Inhale naturally, exhale MMMMM.

Feel the inner peace this exercise accesses and sense the vibrational feeling of the sound through your lips and mouth.  This is bringing you closer to your relationship with your vibrational spiritual being.  This action is bringing you closer to uniting your physical self and your astral subtle body.

Enjoy it, connect to it and experience what deep relaxation means.

You do not have to do a whole Yoga routine or any Yoga pose for that matter.  Just try to connect with your body and yourself, breathe and be present.  That can be your Yoga for today.