Practicing the Act of Awareness

Take a moment to pause wherever you are and listen, listen attentively to the sound of life flowing through you, your own breath. Time and again, I find this to be one of the most powerful practices; the act of awareness which is the place where all other valuable qualities can be cultivated from. Independently of where you would like to be in any aspect of your life right now, the only way in which you can actually build through the gap from where you are to where you would like to be, comes from a deep connection to yourself and the constant practice of awareness during every single moment of your life.

If you want to practice more gratitude, determination, kindness, compassion, openness, or anything else, you will really succeed in the extent to which you are aware of how you are currently thinking/feeling and behaving in relationship to any of those qualities today; and from the awareness of noticing where you actually are, you can then make adjustments in every moment, and every day that help you move closer to where you want to be.

As we approach the end of the year, and start running around with all sorts of commitments and activities that the holidays bring about, the tendency -at least for me- is to get stressed out at times as there are too many things to do and too little time to do them; the speed of life’s daily activities increases and more often than not, I find it is harder to stay connected to a slow, peaceful inner state of being,  as I rush to accomplish all that is expected of me. Now, more than any other time during the year, I am finding myself constantly thinking of, and practicing the act of awareness; so that even when everything around me moves faster I remain calmly connected to myself, and keep a slow inner pace to everything I endeavour to do.

Thanks to my yoga and coaching practices, I have learned to stay aware and connected to myself, which takes me to the action of reviewing what has happened this year, what I have done and accomplished; in what areas of my life I have moved forward and what areas seem to be needing me to take a closer look at and deeper attention to; so that I can make the necessary adjustments and changes that will help me keep improving and creating a life I love.

I invite you to take a moment to pause, breathe and consciously take some time, at least an hour of your life before the year ends, to review where you are right now, what you have accomplished during the year and where you would like to be, do and go on the new year that is just around the corner. Take note of where you are in a physicall, emotional, spiritual financial, professional aspect and in your relationships, then identify what area (s) need your closer attention and adjustments, from there, think of actions that you can take every day to make improvements. Always begin with recognizing the positive, then look for what can be improved, and don’t worry if you happen to find yourself not seeming to find any major advances, or accomplishments; just even taking the time to see that, is a huge accomplishment by itself, for it brings awareness to your current reality and it is from that place that you can start making changes.

Take a moment to pause wherever you are and listen, listen attentively to the sound of life flowing through you, your own breath; this is what I am mostly going to be practicing 0n and off my mat during the month of December and of course is what I am going to offering you in my classes.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! May 2013 be filled with love and blessings to you and your loved ones.

With Gratitude and Love!

Farrah

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