This Practice of Being Human…
We all have that center, a place of connectedness. And we all veer away from that center, again and again. That’s the nature of life. In fact, we may be off-course more than on-course. So what we look for often times is a course correcting mechanism. A practice to bring ourselves back to the center and feel alive in the connectedness, this is what I refer to as my Hour of Power. The practice of designated time when I take a seat with myself, to connect, commune and create. A tending to self as my greatest resource. This practice that I have shared with you over the last few months is one of the most valuable mechanisms I use to course correct and live my life by design. This is the final post in my Hour of Power series, if you haven’t yet read the previous posts in the series I invite you to check them out here. Join me and thousands of others as we journey in connectedness and living a life by design from the center of our being. Quite simply, the practice of being human.
When I sat down to write this blog post I quickly realized a struggle between the call to keep things simple and the impulse to make the words and ideas new, fresh, exciting and amazing. I realized how often my need to sound exciting is a distraction and blocks me to write my thoughts down, I paused took a deep breath and began to type. Offering my thoughts in a very simple, stripped down way. The way it feels in me when I go back to the basics of living my practices.
Hypocrisy has sat it’s fat ass down in my thoughts lately. I have been struggling with my own practice. I have felt powerless at times to the demands of life and noticed resentment begin to chisel away at my connection and inspiration. Even as I write this the undercurrent of “who am I to say anything about any of this” pulls at the edges. And it’s that very pull that has me write these words today.
This practice of being human is a struggle at times. So as I write these words and think about pushing the button to send them where others eyes, minds and hearts will witness my struggle feels strangely necessary. The very act of offering these words on the page is an act of connecting. And although the discomfort and distractions are tumbling around in me the very action of writing, sharing and posting it somewhere feels like coming back to my practice. Coming home to a seat inside of me where connectedness comes alive in my breathing.
So here is my hour of power today: A pause in the rapid fire thoughts and heaviness in my heart. A letting go of the hypocrisy and gripping tighter to what I don’t want to reach for a deeper sense of connection and truth. So whatever you have been experiencing, learning or discovering as you read these blogs I encourage you to live the learning. In fact when I say “live the learning” what do you think of? How do you feel? What does that mean to you? And whatever you bring your attention to, listen deeply and then consider an action or practice you can implement to bring that alive in your life. Create your own living of your learning. To practice one lesson with all your heart for the next several months and let the learning continue to unfold. Turn towards the discomforts and tell yourself the truth. Start now.
No amount of wisdom or insight counts for much if it doesn’t lead to changes in behavior and sustained results.
Offering this with deep gratitude and lots of love,