These are turbulent times. So many ways to divide our attention. Here in the United States we have an historic election coming up. Politicians fill the air waves with ads. Mud fills the air with the mudslinging. Marketers amp up their Soundbytes. Breaking news from new media. Social media channels know if they can grab your attention with a bit catnip, they can capture for a few minutes or even a few hours.
We consume…and for some reason, we want more. And MORE!
An insatiable hunger gathers in our stomachs. The hunger grows. Our very souls are hungry!
Why? Because these are EMPTY CALORIES!!
What if I told you there was a simple way to feel a sense of fulfillment, comfort and even harmony? It's available to you every moment of the day.
How much would you pay for a sense of comfort in turbulent times? $100? Or $100 times $100?!?!
You don't have to pay 5-cents for that sense of Comfort! Woo HOO!
This is an advanced version of an activity I call, Aliven the Senses.
Sit back. Get comfortable. Take a deep breath. In the next few moments, you can change your reality without moving a muscle.
I'm going to ask you five questions.
Close your eyes and imagine a bright summer sun. Hold out your hands, palms down. Feel the sun as it warms the skin on your forearms. Feel it? The sun rays warm your skin tissues. Those rays dive deeper into your skin. Your bones smile as they feel the pulsating warmth.
Didn't that feel good?
Imagine a food you find absolutely delectable. My wife loves blueberries. Me, I'm a chochoholic. Imagine biting into that food. I could pop that whole bon bon in my mouth, but I like to bit into them. That way, I get two bites, doubling the pleasure. Sometimes my mouth waters so much with that first bite, that a little bit drips out the sides of my mouth. I don't care. I taste the chocolate insides of the bon bon ooze inside my mouth. The hard chocolate outside tastes different than the creamy inside.
Did that taste good or what?!
Let's go outside. Nighttime. Feel the cooling breeze wash the day's heat (and troubles) from your skin. You look up into the clear night sky. The moon hangs up there like a soft comforting lamp. As your eyes drift away from the moon, you notice twinkling stars. Did you ever wonder if they all twinkle the same way? They pulse, but at different rates and different brightness. You smile because there's an infinity up there and you GET to be in it!
How did that look?
Next, let's go to a playground FULL of children. They're running around. Some are playing hopscotch. There's a group of them pretending to move mountains with the toy trucks in the sandbox. You hear the screech of kids sneakers on the slide. You walk over to the swings. You hear kids laughing with delight, but can you hear the slight clank of the chains on the swing when one of the kids gets off and runs to their next adventure?
Ah yes, isn't that just Joy filling the air?
Let's take a walk on the beach. Fill your senses with the sound of the waves. Sunlight glistening on the waves. The feel of sunshine on your skin. You smack your lips a bit and taste salt. And what do you smell? There you go, YES! That crisp salty smell of the ocean.
That's it. A journey of five senses!
And what a journey you took! Feel refreshed? Relaxed?
Finding Comfort in the Turbulence is just a moment away. You can transport yourself to a delectable moment!
Aliven Your Senses!
Want to elevate the activity?
Go through each sense. Experience one at a time and journal each excursion. Each one sensorial journey is like a mini Staycation!
Try this: Answer each question in 10 words or less:
I have a 4-year old granddaughter. She's ADORABLE. If you want to get an A+ on this assignment, imagine how a 4 year-old would describe these sensations to you? Try journaling THAT.
For example. Sound of waves? I imagine she would look at me with a gleam in her eyes and with a squeal in her voice say, "Papa, it's BUBBLY!!"
As I was writing this blog post, a sunbeam popped through my window and onto my desk. Take a closer look at this week's picture. My window and the sun collaborated to work their magic as a prism and gifted give me a rainbow right in front of me! I stopped and examined each color, finding greens, deep reds and the darkest purple my eyes could detect.
A delectable moment!
Your Journey to Comfort in Turbulent Times is just one magical moment away.
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