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Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Simple Approach

As I sit in San Francisco I am calmed by the sound of gently falling rain upon the windows (its been  days of rain so far) and the melodic music from my granddaughter Isabella playing piano. Her practice makes me ask why we repeat an activity until we get it correct. Perhaps it’s the feeling of accomplishment we receive once it is perfected and yet we allow ourselves to become frustrated in the process. Is this frustration because we have a natural tendency to make ourselves wrong? Or could it be old programming?

Whatever the case may be, the way to integrate these negative tendencies is to be present with the feelings they present. When frustration arises, rather than pushing it away and judging it as bad, why not sit with it for a moment and observe how your body reacts. Does your temperature rise, akin to getting hot under the collar? Do you notice your stomach churning, gurgling or tightening up? There is no need to make any adjustments. Merely the act of observation will create the movement required.

Energy has its own wisdom. It knows how to move and resolve itself without any direction from us. If this sounds too simple to work, why not try it out and see for yourself. So often we make things complicated thinking that the more steps there are, the better the outcome will be. Perhaps not. Give yourself a break and try the easy approach.

In the Flow,
Marnie

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