What if it's true: you can live a happier life?
Once you choose to see insights, unfolding wisdom will begin to seep through your ordinary world and light the way for you.
Once pulled into alignment in body, mind, and spirit the state of balance in you begins to slowly transmute all elements of your being.
Doubt will dissipate, love will expand past its usual limits, for you will be learning to trust the unseen and the wonder radiating out from within you. — Sarah Blondin
What if what Sarah is saying is true?
What if you can choose, right now, to connect with yourself and go on a journey that takes you to a life with less fear and more joy?
I’m here to tell you about it because, somehow, no one, in 40-something years (despite prescribing me Prozac for anxiety and hundreds of hours in talk therapy) no one sat me down and said, “pay attention, do the work, practice because this stuff is how you live a better life.”
No one did that for me so I’m going to do it for you.
Do the Work
We are in a special place in time right now.
The fields of neurology, psychology, biology, anthropology, and our society are in a place where we understand mindfulness. We know how it works and why.
Mindfulness is surrounded by a bunch of mystical stuff and beliefs unsupported by science.
But science does, absolutely, understand, clearly, how mindfulness practices work.
We understand it in terms of:
our brain and its evolution
the neurotransmitter and hormones “cocktails” that create and sustain our emotions
the way humans learn and change behavior (which changes our brains, of course, and some like to use the fancy word: neuroplasticity)
the situational influence on our thoughts, feelings, and behavior
the fact that our behavior is largely driven by our emotions
Mindfulness is well understood and is about to explode.
Because practicing can help you feel like Superwoman.
You can be happier. You can live a happier life. You can have more energy to focus on things you truly value, instead of being reactionary and chasing rabbits down holes in response to an emotional trigger.
Keep learning. And begin practicing.