Creating Connections Within.....for Building Connections Without
This article explores the process of finding an authentic and wise interconnection with one's own felt-sense. This remaining present and connected leads to wise intentions and actions for all business interactions. Direct experiential tips for creating these experiences are provided.
Four-legged animals do it constantly. Martial artists are particularly good at it in their own masterful way. A dancer or a musician completely engrossed in a performance does it with elegance and grace. A young child who enters a new grassy park does it with complete embodiment of joy.
What is it?? What could it possibly be? Living the moment…fully. As it is. No unnecessary additions. No tense resistances. Not being any place other than fully in the present experience…whatever the moment holds.
Every one of us has had these fully embodied moments just unfold. Often they show up when the moment contains an activity that speaks to and arises from the very depths of being. Could be during a yoga or Qi Gong practice. Did I mention Qi Gong? Listening to your favorite music. While watching a sunset or walking in nature. These are the easy ones. They just show up.
These moments universally contain the qualities of interconnection---grace, ease, insights and wise passionate compassion. They also take way less energy. They feel easier!! Imagine cultivating the subtleties of your own felt-sense wisdom and these types of wise graceful interconnected moments begin to appear countless times each day. You can operate your business this way.
Interacting with a client when ideas are flying near the completion of a project. Just before walking into a meeting about securing a new client or contract. Sitting in traffic late for an important meeting. Consider allowing yourself to notice your inner world as you walk through your workday also.
Cultivating the Subtleties for Wise Graceful Actions
*Start Today. Begin Now.
*Pause. This moment. Observe and sense the actual experience of how you are sitting or standing. Feel yourself connected to the earth.
*Notice qualities. Of your experience. Heavy. Light. Tilted. Twisted. Leaning. Pulling Back. Light. Floating. Jumpy. Smooth. Fluid. Continuous.
*Notice Breathing. Just feel one full breath…….completely. Without changing it. Just notice inside. Like eating a strawberry. Just tasting. Not describing the experience in your mind.
*Gently widen your noticing. Continue to feel your contact and read this text. Gently open and expand to allow the moment to just be. Not be ahead of this present moment.
*Check in frequently. Choose a noticing moment seven times today. However long. Ten seconds. Longer. Doesn’t matter. Start with easy moments. Progress slowly to moments that have more emotional or attitudinal tension in them.
*Allow space between intention and action. Every moment has an intent —known or not recognized. Know your intents. Big, medium, or small. Every intent is followed by an action. Known or unrecognized in your inner world. The bridge between intent and action is awareness. Drive your own unique vehicle of your specific inner sensations over the bridge. The more often you travel over this bridge, the easier the drive becomes. Your own inner noticing of how you think, feel, or act creates a new inner experience of your thoughts, emotions, and actions and the route continues on. Back and forth, ever deepening. A spiral connection in all directions to your own interconnection to the wisdom you are.
*Notice while doing. Reach for your next phone call. Reach slowly. Notice qualities. Jerky, smooth? Widen your awareness. Does your weight shift across your feet and pelvis as you reach? How much of you is felt to be participating in this action? Notice your breath. How full or tense do you sense it? Continue to widen the space between intention and action. Allow that space to be filled with wise adjustments made fromwithin yourself that move you towards smooth, fluid, connected, continuous inner sensations.
*Remain curious. Notice inside and wonder. Notice again. Ask the universal awareness question…. Huh? It’s a very simple question. Ask this question from a state of gentle yet persistent wondering.
Wise entrepreneurs do it. Self-employed professionals do it. Net working individuals do it. What is it? Stay connected within. Join the flow. Create your intentions and actions from that place.
Learn more about the author, Carrie Lafferty, PT.
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- qi gong