Words change the world.
Words are a kind of shorthand for life, of immense value, yet they can hold you back from fully listening to your present situation.
What are you experiencing right now? Probably you are caught up in a flood of words – ideas – that are running through your mind, taking you out of the present moment.
You are most likely only experiencing a fraction of what I am actually sending through these words.
And this is okay: I just want you to be aware right now of what your reality is. When I learned how little we actually listen because of the inner dialogue in our own minds, I was curious as to how this was directly affecting my whole experience; I want to share this insight so that your own experience can open up even more for you.
Are you able to feel the excitement of playing with this new idea? Can you feel the intention to gently bring you so into the moment that you can feel its awe, that silence that holds you still so you can know?
Awareness is a quiet listening, a way of immersing you in the present. This is why awareness is called presence.
When you are fully present you naturally access your intuition, you simply know.
You are beyond thoughts, ideas, words.
You live spontaneously. You live passionately. You instinctively attract the exact experiences that are the most fulfilling, rewarding and hold the most potential for you.
You have more impact.
You experience the most power when you are passionate, present and living your purpose.
At least, this is my experience. The more I live this intuitively and spontaneously, the more my life takes on significance. Its clearer to see what my purpose is and even more fun to observe how it is continually evolving.
We convince by our presence
Try this: only be aware of how you feel. Open this up to feel vividly: not only through all the senses, but relax your mind; don’t try to grasp what’s going on through the mind. Let the situation show you and flow into you. Listen to it with your whole body. Imagine your perception is located within every pore of your skin. Dare to be this alive.
Live your life intensely through every moment. Make this much difference.
This is a page from my book, Writing on Writing: a creative adventure playground for your words. This experimental digital adventure shares some of my most private journal material and my favorite creative + writing tools that I play with, that have emerged from my 16 year writing practice, as well as some of the most influential writing advice from some of the greatest writers the world has known, who have made the most difference to my writing. The extended version of this book is going to be available soon. This will have ongoing additional material continually added to it.
I confess: its a little unnerving to share such personal material but it is my intention, and an experiment, in truth, to observe the effects of being transparent and the effect this has on my actual writing process. I would love to hear your experiences and insights with this.
So happy to share with you on here. A special thanks to my twitter and facebook friends who have been sharing my blogs online so much this past few months! I so appreciate you.