Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tip#267: Live Life Right Now - Passengers
At this very moment I am sipping on a delicious vanilla bean latte letting the creamy aroma and taste fill me with positive emotional energy. I do this despite the personal turmoil and angst I've been feeling.
I acknowledge these heavy feelings and yet allow myself to feel the sunshine on my face and it's caressing warmth during the walk to and from the coffee shop this morning. I said thank you to the blowing breeze that seemed to give me a comforting hug.
After several months now I finally recognize I've been in a process of unearthing. I've been very focused on 2 factors: researching the subconscious AND decluttering my space. They are both extremely interconnected and will explain more about each as I progress on this new emotional journey. I already started with tip#262: Learn To Let Go.
A lot of heavy emotions are being stirred up as I clear my space of over 2 decades of piled-up business paperwork, old magazines, personal documents, etc. Thankfully I have friends like my "money guru" who is reminding me to ENJOY this process of clearing. He reminded me to stay in the moment and FEEL GOOD about letting go. I must stay in the present as I shred reminders of my old life.
Synchronicity has been highly active during this current process of letting go and I was compelled to see the movie Passengers starring Anne Hathaway. The story is about a grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors. One man is oddly in a state of joy about his life-changing ordeal.
He later explains that this traumatic experience helped him re-evaluate priorities in his life. He realized his job was meaningless and pursues activities that he always wanted to do. Throughout the movie other wonderful messages about living life to the fullest unfold towards a powerful, paradigm-shaking conclusion.
In the end the lesson is to focus on fully living your life right now. Enjoy being in the moment even though there are unpleasant events or situations weighing you down. Acknowledge your heavy thoughts and feelings and then do something uplifting to move through them.
You can do this by not holding yourself back in your life and just treat yourself to something that will fill you with positive emotional energy. Treat yourself to a favourite coffee or tea. Enjoy a delicious meal.
Feel how good the sun or breeze feels upon your skin. Spend quality time with good friends and family. Savoring each moment of your life is the fuel that will automatically help you move forward.
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009