Gone are the days when the amount of money and possessions you accumulated were the sole indicators of your success. However, nowadays people are seeking deeper meaning, and well-being in their lives.
Renowned authors suggest that you need to hold onto clear, focused thoughts about what you want combined with heightened emotional quotient. This way, you put out a stronger vibration that pulls you in toward the potential reality that you deeply crave.
Our emotions are linked to neural, immunal and endocrinal systems. We have the choice to take control or use mindful awareness to work toward fill your mind with positive thoughts and feelings.
1. Turn your emotions into friends
Your thoughts and emotions can also be your best friends. They bounce off each other and define the mindset you take into each day. At certain points, during the day, our thoughts inevitably spiral downward. We start to worry about the yoga teacher training session coming up or the squabble we had with our partner last night. These thoughts become our attitude for the day and will follow us around like a deadweight attracting other bad feelings.
2. Develop a sense of gratitude and thankfulness
On waking up or before sleep, go through a list of things for which you are thankful for. You'll be surprised how easy it can be to slow down, awaken and utilize your senses. It’s usual for us to rush through so much of our lives that we miss out on opportunities to appreciate the little things in life.
Keep a notebook near your bed so that you can straight away proceed to write down thoughts of gratitude. These things don't have to be associated with something that has happened during yoga teacher training. You can even remember some-one that you haven't thought of in ages and experience feelings of deep appreciation and companionship.
Taking it a step further, you can also practice feelings of gratitude for things in your life that have are yet to happen. Feel as if what you are dreaming about has already happened.
3. Connect with nature.
Move outdoors, even if for a few minutes during lunch break. Remove your shoes on finding a patch of grass. Stand straight up and sense, visualize or imagine you are planting roots growing out of the soles of your feet, connecting deeply with the earth. Feel the energy drawing up from the earth, with each breath, spreading through your body until you feel it flowing out of your fingertips.
Now imagine your heart overflowing with gratitude and transmit that love back into the earth down through your feet. Once you are through this, concentrate on your breath, heighten awareness of your senses, experience the warmth of the sun on your face, the fall of cool breeze on your skin, and listen to the songs of the birds. Experience the expansion of your awareness and drink in the energy you are creating through connection between your mind, body, and spirit.