7 Power Thoughts for Living More Intently
Do you want to feel empowered, inspired, authentic and whole?
I know I do! Many of us are looking for more ways to find true north, to find true place and purpose in the world. But more importantly many of us are looking for ways to actually feel in the flow of living.
I have a few power thoughts for you to contemplate. A few little seeds of truth that can help you activate your innate goodness. When you begin to use these action steps you will fall into the flow, live on purpose, and make daily steps to living intently.
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again… we are all telling an energetic story! Our energetic story is our views of the world, and how we play in it. The idea of being authentic seems to come up a lot in the “new age”, self-help and metaphysical world… for some of us it may sound like fluff! But what we are actually talking about is being conscious and aware of what our intentions are!
Okay so here we go!
- Are you focused on your health and wellbeing?
Your body is always talking to you! Isn’t that a fun idea? Whatever you are dealing with physically is the accumulated history of your energetic story, your perspective of the world. When you live life completely cut off from your inner voice, your intuition, you being to give up ownership of your body.
Have you been dealing with any physical issues?
Any illness, pain or discomfort?
Your disease is a message waiting to be heard. So listen. Just stop for a moment and listen.
Ask yourself: If my disease is a metaphor what does it represent?
Feed yourself good foods. Exercise. Get plenty of sleep. Drink water. Do not feel guilty when you fall off track. Believe me I love potato chips and cookies. When we look at food like the enemy then our intention becomes: Whatever I eat is going to deplete me. Bless your cookie, baby!
- How are you taking action?
Inaction is passive living. When you live passively you are telling the Universe, and all the other things you are linked into… do what you want with me because I’m not in control. Be clear about what you are doing, and what you are not doing.
If it’s not yes, then it’s no! Wow. Now you can take action. Stop struggling with maybe. Stop struggling with indecisiveness. When you are indecisive you are leaking out your power everywhere.
Ask yourself: Why am I afraid to take action? What do I have to lose? How can I take ownership of my life now?
Guilt is not welcomed here. Don’t do it for a second. So what… you haven’t been taking the reins for a while. Now you can. The present moment is your place of power. Look at your past inaction is a gathering period. You were in fear of something before, but remind yourself: Fear usually tells us we are getting closer to something good.
- Do you choose positive thoughts?
Negative self-talk is a pandemic. Thinking negatively seems to be in vogue, everyone just accepts it as the way it is. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Really! You do not have to tell yourself negative things. In fact you’ve probably been telling yourself negative things without even knowing it.
So what happens if you change your inner dialogue to something positive?
Have you ever tried it?
What does it feel like when you say something negative to yourself?
How does it feel in your body?
What happens to your mood?
What happens to your energy?
What happens to your digestive system?
Now say something positive.
How does that feel? What changed?
You don’t have to believe it right away. Talk nicely to yourself. Think of your mind, your spirit, and your empowered self, like a little, feisty black cat. You have to lure it in, talk sweetly to it, and give it a treat and a good rubdown. If you yell it at, it’s going to scratch you and run away.
I find my negative self-talk comes in and goes out in a flash. I usually catch my negative thoughts right at the end. And then I think… Wow, Shaheen you really are doing a number on yourself now. But I turn it back around when I can. For every negative thing I say, I replace it with two positive things. It feels so good.
- Are you organized?
Your home is an out picturing of your inner world. Your stuff represents your thoughts, and where you are placing your mental energy.
What are you surrounding yourself with?
How many piles of things are you leaving unattended?
What responsibilities are falling by the wayside?
Clutter, and stuff are distractions. They are pockets of unintentional energy. We want to be on purpose, we want to align with an intention. Look at your piles of stuff and rather than be brought down by them, view them as found currency. Work through it, release it and free it up for a better energetic investment.
Everything you own has a piece of your energy in it. Chew on that for a bit. Then spit it out.
- Do you honor the imperfect?
Perfect is never really perfected, plain and simple. Wabi-sabi is the Japanese view of honoring the imperfect. When things are imperfect they have character. They feel personal and filled with life.
Bless the imperfect. Find beauty in the things that just seem to be a little off. Look at the bark of a tree. It is not perfect. It has knots, bumps and discolorations. But it feels on purpose. It is intentional. It is guided by the deeper pulse of the Universe. Imperfect is art in action.
What are you trying to make perfect?
How is perfection holding you back?
Usually ideas of perfection are really fear in disguise. The fear to move forward. The fear to fail. The fear to be right. The fear to actually do something!
- Are you forming your own opinions?
Opinions are swirling through the air like dust particles. Opinions aren’t necessarily bad, they’re is just an overabundance of them. Really we use opinions as a way to make things relative so that we can comprehend them. You can have your own opinion.
Our heads are filled with the voices of so many other people. what’s even more insane is how we try to listen to all of those other voices, ignoring our own. Your voice, your idea, your place in world is valid.
What do I really think?
What do I really feel?
How does this go against the grain of the other thinkers in my life?
Why am I listening to them, and not myself?
When you free your spirit from the opinions of others you begin to float. Life is more vibrant. You may find yourself more colorful, and a bit eccentric. Gosh, the way we would live if we didn’t think anyone was watching.
- Do you love what you are doing?
Are you in a job, relationship, situation, or pattern of thinking that makes you unhappy?
Why are you doing it?
Maybe look at the other power thoughts above to answer that question.
Relationships and jobs are the two biggest pain points in people’s lives. We tend to bleed out our power into things that make us feel completely unhappy. But you are meant to be happy. That is your R I G H T. That is the law of the Universe.
Remember, if it isn’t a yes, then it is a no! Say no when you really mean no. Don’t say yes out of fear, or guilt, or responsibility. You do not have to justify yourself.
Just ask yourself: Does this feed my spirit? If not, move along!
Do you want help on your journey to live more intently?
© Shaheen Miro 2015