As some of you know, Magdalena and I recently became grandparents to the most beautiful baby in the world, Sophia (no bias whatsoever, just stating fact:)). And I’ve had the opportunity to chat with some of you about Sophia and how remarkable she is. It has been a learning experience to observe her as she discovers her world.
Sophia is a keen observer. She doesn’t want to miss a thing and she wants to be part of the action. You can see the universe when you look in her eyes.
Babies remind us that life is a miracle. How is it that we can lose touch with that? A beautiful sunset can stop you in your tracks and make you feel a sense of awe. But if you went to sleep with that same beautiful sunset, night after night, would you still be awestruck the same way with the same intensity?
How can we get used to life being “same old, same old” and NOT experience it as a miracle day in day out? Often when we are reminded of our mortality, we awake to this different reality, that life is a miracle and we’ve been going about our days in a conceptual fog.
People who have had a near death experience (NDE) have reported changes in outlook on life including greater appreciation for life, higher self-esteem, greater compassion for others, less concern for acquiring material wealth, a heightened sense of purpose and self-understanding, desire to learn, elevated spirituality, greater ecological sensitivity and planetary concern, and a feeling of being more intuitive.
Luckily you don’t need such an extreme novel experience as an NDE to wake up your nervous system to new perspectives. Neuro-Structural Optimization sessions are designed to do just that.
Through using our body as the lens, we can see the magic and miracle of life more often:
Looking at the world as for the very first time.
What if you were to evaluate the rules that you’re living by? The rules that define who you are and what life is “supposed” to be like? We often live with rules that we assume through our family or culture to the point where we don’t even realize that we’re following these rules. The truth is we can create new and better rules that serve us and the greater whole.
Integrating gratitude and acknowledging this day that we have been given.
How often do we assume that we’re going to wake up the next day? How would we live differently if we knew we only had a month to live?
Putting our intuition in the driver’s seat and our intellect in the passenger seat.
It’s easier to derive meaning and purpose using our intuition rather than “figuring it out”.
Your body is designed for these strategies. By simply altering your stance, breath, posture and tension, you can adopt a different perspective. By arching your back, lifting your heart up and breathing deeply, you can feel gratitude and connection to life. And by stopping what you’re doing, feeling your body and moving and breathing with it, you can find greater depth of meaning and purpose.
How will you decide to live today? Will you continue to succumb to a same old, same old existence? Or will you choose to experience your body and your life in all of their miraculousness? Babies can teach us so much.