Don't we sometimes become very functional? Getting things done; moving from one task or conversation to another. Our schedule, our routine, our functions, can sometimes dull down our good feelings and positive energy. Thoughts can wander to places that bring us down or allow fears to creep in.
Stopping to take a notice of how we are feeling is a nifty habit. It can, if practiced regularly, really bring on that ideal feeling of the happier woman you want to be for more hours each day. Some people ask God to show them when their thoughts are going in a negative direction. In her book "The Secret" Rhonda Byrne asks "the universe" to give her a warning; some kind of sound, a siren, a bump, to remind her to move her thoughts toward what makes her feel good.
Many of us have been taught to ignore our feelings. This is what some of our parents learned from their own. They were doing what they thought was right. Because of this some of you may think this talk about feeling good is rediculous. What happens when we are taught this way is that we tend to look outside oursevles to attain happy joyful feelings. Starting inside is so much more lasting and less expensive!
If you're not in the habit, I challenge you to check in with yourself three times a day through the week. Let us know how it goes!
Monday, August 16, 2010
You've probably read the explanation on the website. It says that although they are useful, props and fitness equipment can become a distraction from consistancy. We've all purchased that great item which promises flatter abs, weight loss, and fun only to see it sit in the corner after a few weeks. Or "Oops, I forgot my theraband (or whatever)."
I want you to give yourself no excuses for missing your pilates work out. I know as well as you that little voice that says, "I can do it later."
Part of that voice actually comes from putting too much pressure on ourselves. Giving yourself choices based on real self care as you plan your day, allows you to set your schedule based on what you can choose rather than that pressured feeling of what you "should" do.
Also, our western culture tends to place focus on objects outside the self. Notice that Yoga and Tai Chi offer no props while western fitness is often based more on the equipment and clothing than the body. Picture yourself exercising while holding a weight in your hand. This if fine but you tend to give a good chunk of your attention to the object taking some of your focus away from the real perfection within your body.
I want you to learn more and more about the way your body moves and feels. I want you to discover your body more with each class. Be "with" yourself as you move and feel good now.
Posted by Judith Farmer at 9:52 PM
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Who are the people in your life who always make you feel good? As you spend time with them, you expand with validation, joy, and love. Do you have people like that in your life?
Remember the Golden Rule? “Do unto others....” There’s a new one: The Platinum Rule. It means relating so that everyone feels like their best self when they are with you. Masters at this leave you feeling like the little boy telling his parent about his home run.
If you are saying to yourself today, “ I don’t have people that give me that great sense of identity she is talking about.”
Here is your perfect antidote: Begin practicing the Platinum rule yourself. You know, whatever we give away comes back to us.
I am sure many of you are practicing this as a lifestyle. But sometimes when we identify a behavior and call it to mind, we reinforce it. The kind of lifestyle you can develop by practicing this will dazzle you! You will feel great love wherever you go. Let’s start today. Are you with me?
Posted by Judith Farmer at 11:32 PM
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Time is yours. Stop chasing it!
Really, if there’s one thing I just want to grab women and shake them about its time.
Remember who’s writing this, single with seven kids... Now please try to take a moment. It could change your life.
There is a school of thought understood through quantum physics which has proven scientifically that the time line we live on is an illusion. That all time is actually in the now and is in a vertical line. Instead of past, present, and future, all things actually now, now, now.
Therefore not having time becomes our creation in our mind. Follow me here. Isn’t “now” really all we have? What I am saying is that since all choices and activities begin in your thoughts, you can, yes even you, can live more in-the-moment and add a feeling of unlimited time to your life.
If that still doesn't make sense to you just start by telling yourself "I have plenty of time to do everything I need to do today." "My choice of focus creates whatever I want right now." Focus on doing your very best with each task. Feel the peace as you flow through your day.
Posted by Judith Farmer at 12:02 PM