I am doing a 10 day blog series on Beth Kempton’s PDF download titled Zen and the Art of Doing what you Love.” This is Day 3.
Beth says, it “is a simple 10-step guide to help you be more present, get quiet and focus. It will help you see more beauty. It will let you travel lighter. And it will get you on the road to doing what you love, for life.”
Step 3: CLOSE YOUR EYES
Journal prompt: How do you want to feel in your life? In your career? In your relationships? What environment will help you feel that way? What kind of people? What activities? What level of authority? What conversations? What flow of time? Think about each aspect of your life and journal how you could change things to help you feel the way you want to feel each and every day.
These are a lot of questions. So I took a couple to think about to apply to my life right now. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how I can move more into the life I want to live. A life that brings me happiness each and every day.
I decided I want to start eating better, exercising and living a more sensory experienced life, with the clothes I wear, the things I eat, touch, taste, and smell every day.
To start, I’m taking daily walks, eating a diet based on the lovely cookbook called “The Kind Diet” by Alicia Silverstone and I’m doing more yoga.
I recently discovered Seane Corn and her yoga. I love everything I’ve been learning about this lady. I have been watching a lot of the videos about her on youtube and doing some of her classes from her website where she is teaching yoga.
I was listening to Seane talk on one of the videos about how every emotion we experience has a certain vibrational energy and our bodies keep this memory within us. I think our bodies are like a sponge in that way, absorbing the vibrational energy of things and people around us as well. So that is why it is important to me to keep an uncluttered living space and surround myself with the things that raise the vibrational level in a positive way.
I feel this way about handmade art. It affects our emotions, our spirit to have art around us that we enjoy. I love how color and pattern and imagery can do this. I want to have around me lovely art and color and pattern that bring me joy.
How do you want to feel in your life?