What a powerful phrase. Emotional poison …. we can poison our lives, we can poison our relationships, we can poison our passion, we can poison … we can poison. That is the point: we can poison anything with our thinking. Don Miguel Ruiz uses that phrase a lot in his teachings.
On the other hand we can also create anything we want with our thinking. It all depends on how we focus our attention. Life is and then we tell ourselves a story. What is our intent in telling that story? Does it allow us to be happy? Does it facilitate a deeper connection with our filter system or with our spirit? Fear or love? Does our habitual way of thinking take us in a direction we want to go? Are we getting the results we want in our life?
If we aren’t experiencing the emotions, events and outcomes we want in our life we can explore changing our perspective. It will have a very powerful result if we are willing to be honest with ourselves and make the necessary changes in our thinking. Life really isn’t about ‘out there.’ Our experiences in life are a reflection of our internal perspective.
Perspective = awareness + intent
Perspective is defined as:
a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface
the state of one’s ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship
the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship
a mental view or prospect
If our intent is to be happy we will focus our awareness one way. If our intent is to maintain our filter system (to be right) we will focus our awareness another way. The results we are getting, our emotions will show us what our intent really is. If you are happy most of the time your intent is to be happy and if you find yourself being judgmental, angry or sad a lot of the time that was your intent as well.
So, how do we change our intent?
Intent is a fun concept to play with. Did you ever play with clay as a child? An artist can no doubt get the clay to conform to their wishes. When we first start playing with clay our outcomes reflect our lack of skill. So it is with intent. As we become more proficient with intent our life becomes a beautiful reflection of our true essence instead of a reflection of our untrained, habitual mind.
So perhaps we don’t need to change our intent. What we need to do is consciously choose moment by moment what we want to create. Practice, play, adapt, play, change our thoughts, observe, modify, play, praise and then do it all over again with love.
Questions can set us free
Using our awareness to notice our subtle inner dialog. Infusing that dialog with questions that lead us to our essence. Questions that inevitably lead us to the limitless, loving, expansive beautiful being that each of us really is.
What do I want to create?
How can I see this through the eyes of love?
What would love do?
Would I really like to be happy right now or hold onto my perspective that is causing me pain?
Or you can use the 4 questions of Katie Byron:
Is it true?
Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
Who would you be without the thought?
However you do it give yourself the gift- embrace your birthright to be happy, joyous, free and living the life of your dreams.
With love and aloha,
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