Last week, I got to babysit my adorable and precious grandson, Bo (short for Boden), while his mom and dad worked remotely.
It was a true joy. Being with this little guy opened my heart so much.
One observation I really appreciated while being with him was how in the moment he was. One moment he might be expressing displeasure, the next moment he has a big grin on his face, and the next he’s excitedly crawling away on a mission to get the TV remote so he can put it in his mouth!
It seemed like each moment was a separate lifetime fully lived out.
There was nothing carried over from one moment to the next. He didn’t dwell on his displeasure; he didn’t hold any grudges when we hid the remote; he didn’t beat himself up for not being able to stand up against the couch without help.
And, he held nothing back. He expressed himself fully in each moment. Crying. Laughing. Expressing irritation. Being vocal.
I want to be like him when I grow up 🙂
Certainly we have cultural rules about how to conduct ourselves in public, but beyond this most of us don’t live as fully and as present as we can.
What might it be like if you allowed yourself to be more free in how you expressed yourself?
How would you experience life differently if you chose to start with a clean slate in every moment – no longer letting the stories and judgments of the past, nor the projected fears of the future, influence you?
Who would you be? How would you act?
Weekly Embodiment Lab
You’re invited to the new weekly Embodiment Lab.
The purpose of these labs is to give you a safe space to experiment and to develop trust and an inner knowing that you can live more openly and freely. Each week, we’ll come together, chat briefly about the latest newsletter topic, and then you’ll participate in a game or exercise that gives you a lived experience of the current topic.
Our first Lab is this coming Tuesday, November 10th at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific). The topic is: Living Fully Moment to Moment
I hope to see you there!