Mindfulness—Good Posture and a Big Smile
Our personal power is the choice we make about how to respond to LIFE. How we respond is evidence of our spiritual awakening. A conscious person responds with faith and love. An unenlightened person responds with drama.
Changing your Body changes your Beliefs changes your Behavior changes Who you Become. Breathe. Changing your Body activates your Personal Power—your Power to generate Love or Hate.
The greatest power we have in life is how we choose to feel and how we choose to respond to others and to what is happening. We can’t control others or all things that happen and at times will face some daunting challenges. Yet if we respond calmly and with courage, then we contribute to making things better rather than worse. We can respond/behave in only one of two ways; either calmly or dramatically….with either gratitude or disappointment, confidence or insecurity, acceptance or resistance, kindness or meanness, love or fear. And of course, which we choose influences positive or negative outcomes and interactions.
How we choose to behave/respond depends upon how we feel about our self. And how we feel about our self depends upon what we believe about The Divine…what we believe about our relationship with The Divine. Do we believe in our True Self, that we have an innate divinity that is an expression of The Divine …and thus that we and The Divine are One? Or do we believe that we are separate, apart from divine energy, and thus that we need to live life trying to prove that we are worthy of “God’s”love? Do we believe we are rejected or accepted? This is the root of all human suffering and of all prejudices.
We respond at our best when we are calm and compassionately confident. These feelings are expressions of our True Self, the proof that we are of The Divine. Connected to our True Self, we feel warm, empowering, sacred energy flowing through us. We feel sacred. And we begin to realize that in this moment we feel good about our self (before we allow our ego to begin to comment). Feeling this self-love, we are open to accepting and loving others. The good feelings of good posture, of a slow, full breath, and of a smile help us feel more “centered” in our Body, in other words, connected to our True Self. Our Body dwells in the present moment and so we feel awake to our self and present to the moment—in other words, we are Embodied. We are in a positive body/mind/spirit cycle…good posture activating good sensations and feelings inspiring good thoughts motivating good posture. We have faith and respond to life as our best, most loving self.
YET, we get DISCONNECTED…a lot!
Most of us have a hard time in life. We believe life is hard. We can get caught in a negative body-mind cycle because we get disconnected from our Spirit, from our inner Being…we get triggered by our egoic external world values and feel afraid. However, if we choose, we can begin to align more with Life and even begin to accept it as it is. Most of our anxiety in Life is because we resist Life…thinking and wishing it should be different—more the way we want it to be. This is the epitome of “entitlement.”The more we calm down and relax and align, we feel spontaneously more humble and thus appreciative. In this enlightened vibration, we surprisingly find that Life becomes less disappointing, less hard. “Ah, its all in our perspective and attitude.”And in fact, the more we align, literally stand in good posture, and raise our vibe, we find our Heart-space within and we begin to realize that we were judging Life too harshly, expecting too much, maybe even wanting the wrong things. Actually, we begin to realize that our resistance to Life is rooted in our resistance to our Self, rooted in our harsh self-judgment. Because we feel bad about our self, we run around looking for others and Life to make us feel good. Yet the external can never fulfill our Soul.
We need to understand that the root cause of all our suffering is self-disappointment, and for most of us this goes as deep as self-hate. However, when we are centered in our Body connected to our Being, we begin to regain our personal power. We awaken to the Divine Truth that we are part of the Divine, and therefore that judging our self to be less than is judging and resisting the Divine. We begin to believe in our Self…believe in LOVE. With this experience of our Sacred Self, our sense of empowerment grows and we realize that our life’s purpose isn’t meant to become perfect but rather to become more loving…to behave with greater tolerance and compassion. We begin to realize that we actually are the ones making life harder than it really is because we have adopted a victim attitude—“poor me, I never get what I want and everyone else does, and they think I am weak.”The ‘aha’is that it doesn’t matter what others think—they have their own insecurities—and second, if we are the ones that chose to think like this then we can choose differently. We can choose to connect with the flow of Life or resist it. We can continue to slouch in victimhood or instead, we can stand tall in our personal power and create a remarkable Life.
For millennia, we have adopted the lower dimensional 3D world-view of our Ego. Our Ego causes us so much pain as it incessantly tries to convince us of what is wrong with us, with our Life, what is missing, how we are not enough. Our Ego is rooted in the belief that the meaning of Life is fame and fortune, in getting what you want and feel you deserve. The Ego’s core belief is that you can never expect too much, because you can never have enough to prove you are enough, that you are “successful,”that you are worthy…and so we are perpetually disappointed. This is heart-breaking.
Since our values and beliefs are focused on the material world, which is impermanent, we live in constant fear. We are disconnected from any certainty that only resides in our consciousness of the , the One Stable Certainty, and as a result spend our Life in Fear. We are afraid that we will never get what we want –glass half empty–and will lose what we have—glass half full. Either perspective is a perspective of Fear—anxiety perpetrated through the belief that “what we have defines who we are.”The paradox is that, all the stuff that we want so we can be happy will never make us happy. And we project this anxiety into our relationships—trying to get “stuff—emotional fulfillment”from the other, while protecting our self and struggling not to be too open and lose control.”Our understanding of Love becomes one of “victimhood—depending upon another to make us happy, to fulfill us, to give us what we want so we can feel good about ourselves…while never being generous with Love ourselves.
In this dynamic, which is our current social modus operandi, we have given away our power to be happy—we have given it to someone else. As the victim, we have decided to make someone else responsible for our well-being and self-esteem and become terribly disappointed and blaming when they don’t do that for us. Yet of course, they can’t. This is such a mess of misunderstanding and thus only creates drama. In other words, we are looking for Love on the worldly plane and it exists only in the ethereal, not out there in some “thing”or other person but in our own Heart, in our Love-Relationship with The Divine. Love is not really something you get but is really only an energy you can give. And you need to have it for yourself before you can give, express, it to someone else. Our sense of self, our sense of being lovable and valuable comes only in the awareness of our True Self. And all we need to do is stand tall, open our heart and smile, big to find our Self centered in our own Heart and we awaken to the Divine Truth about LOVE.
Stand TALL, OPEN Your Heart, SMILE, big. Breathe.
Yet most of the time we are disconnected. Slouching into our low self-esteem, our Faith is not raised up into the Divine but diving down into materialism and fear. We are in a perpetual state of anxiety and loneliness. Therefore, of course we are distracted from Life right now, from this moment…because we are distracted by our regrets of the past and worries about the future. The present moment is the moment we have power. So to stay in control, our EGO convinces us that we need to heal from the past by feeling guilt and trying to correct our failings. Yet this seems to only cause us to drag the memories of our past experiences forward into our future and as a result we re-create the same dynamics. We are merely reliving our life over and over. This is the sole purpose of our Ego—to stay in control over our lives by convincing us to be afraid…by keeping us disconnected. Yet, if we are willing to come home to our Body, we will realize that we can actually begin to surrender our Ego because we are connecting with our True Self—rooting our consciousness in True Love. We allow our LOVE, our true self, to emerge.
LOVE is the chemical of alchemy—transforming the pain of the past. LOVE helps us open to self-compassion and then we see our failings as lessons instead. LOVE is the chemical of creativity—creating Life anew—using our awareness of how we behaved in the past can create a certain outcome and now we can behave newly. We will find that though Life is hard at times, we have the courage and sacred reasonability to handle it, to transform our Fear into Love and respond with greater wisdom to whatever is happening and with greater grace toward others. Standing tall and open in LOVE, we are also more intrinsically inspired to create more joy and love, excited to be kinder and more courteous, to create a fun, light moment.
In summary, finding a way to calm down and connect with our Inner Being helps us face life with greater ease and grace. Rather than responding to Life with Fear and drama, we respond with more kindness and Love. In this way, we make Life meaningful and fulfilling and thus though Life is hard, it can feel like such an amazing, and fun, adventure of awakening. And that is worth everything—you become the catalyst to transforming an Ego-World into one lit up by LOVE.
The PosturePowerLifestyle is to cultivate a gentle attention on your self and whenever you notice your are cranky and slouching into fear, stand taller, open your heart and smile, Big with LOVE. Take a long, slow, smooth breath and feel the LOVEVIBE flow through you. Now you have access to all that you are—body, mind, spirit—to be your best self, to love yourself and others, to respond with love, to make the world a better place.
THE POSTURE OF EVERYDAY
To help us live a powerful life, we need to have a practice, a discipline, that will help us shift our Mind—that will help us get out of our Ego and into our Heart–which means a way to become centered in our Body. Many believe that if we can change how we think, we will be happier. And that is true. Yet, the challenge is that it is almost impossible to change our mind and its beliefs by using our mind. We are a very Ego-driven society and our Ego is immensely strong. Our mind thinks 60,000 thoughts a day and research shows us that over 95% of them our repeats—thus we are reliving our stories and dramas over and over again and recreating our past over and over again. The only way to create a new life is to connect with your Creative Self. She is your True Self. The only way to change your mind and begin to think more positively and creatively is to awaken to the Divine Truth of the innate goodness of Life…and the gateway to this inner knowing is your Body.
We need to get back in our Body. Our Body is the Holy Grail and when we center our self in our Body, we begin to become conscious of our Divine Self. Our Body’s vibration is yummy, enlivening as well as calming and compassionate. We realize this is the LOVEVIBE. Feeling this, our consciousness spontaneously shifts away from our subconscious egoistic mentality and we automatically think good thoughts. We calm down and see things more clearly and so make better choices and good decisions. So the key is to “get out of your mind and back in your Body.”
Shifting into good posture changes your life because it changes who you are. Positive gestures, like standing/sitting tall (> confidence), smiling (> happiness), walking slowly (>present-mindedness), holding the door for someone (>kindness), you feel good, a sort of “organic generous, meaningful happiness.” Staying with this positive sensation for a few minutes, your thoughts and actions in general become more positive…and the body/mind cycle begins to turn in a positive direction…good posture, good feelings, good mood, good thoughts, good behavior, good self-esteem, good life…good posture.
Good Posture in everyday Life is our most powerful spiritual practice. It keeps us awake to our LOVEVIBE, to our kinder, more courteous, self. Standing tall in good posture, we are more conscious and break free of the old paradigms of patriarchy and materialism, paradigms of fear and anxiety, paradigms of Ego and selfishness. These only sabotage our happiness. We feel empowered to begin to formulate a New Earth…a World awakening to the vibrations of “real” LOVE. We are more tolerant yet also discerning…we respect all differences yet deflect against the negative. In Good Posture, we look more attractive, open, and trustworthy, and thus our interactions with strangers are more genuine creating healthy community. Centered in our True Self, our personal relationships are healthier, more authentic, and honest…genuinely unconditional. We each take responsibility for our own happiness and contentment in Life. The relationship between men and women, between the masculine and the feminine, becomes more balanced…and thus The Healing of the World can begin. In Good Posture, we become better Leaders and Mentors and society is elevated.
“In Good Posture, I am shifting paradigms”
The MAGIC FORMULA of Good Posture & Personal Power helps you work with The 6 Bs of Transformation to change your life. And the effect is instantaneous. We only need to remember to do it. Good posture, healthy alignment, is the antidote to stress: activating the magic that “raises your vibe” helping you stay grounded in your personal power.
“my body is my guide”
The postural exercises and body-meditations of PosturePowerYoga are designed so that you can do them anywhere and anytime for an instant makeover…they easily become part of your lifestyle. The workouts you do in the gym are good yet practicing good posture and positive body language at your computer, in your office, in the classroom, in the car, on the train, in your kitchen, on a date, in a business meeting, even standing in line in the grocery store or while walking down the street is the only real way to permanently condition your posture. A gym workout may work your body in healthy alignment yet the effects are short-lived if not practiced through your everyday activity. Because of the stress we find our selves for most of the day, we need to continue to prevent ourselves from conditioning to poor posture…by literally remembering to hold and carry our Body in Good Posture.
Learning to have a gentle, kind attention on yourself during your day, makes you very powerful in every moment of your life. You can be in the most challenging situation and about to respond negatively and make things worse because you feel afraid and upset or if you can remember to take a “sacred pause,”even just a minute, your Life transforms. Choosing to “ground, LIFT, open, and center”into your True Self, choosing good posture, you will feel better and thus respond from your best self instead. Not only will you look great, yet you will most importantly raise your vibe, raise our self-esteem…and your outlook on Life. Instantly, Life just got better because you decided take control of yourself—with your feet rooted into the Earth and your body reaching up to the Cosmos, you are immediately calmer and feeling more confident. As a result, you are more productive, and interactions are more positive. Your decisions just got healthier and Life becomes more satisfying because standing tall, with an open heart, smiling, and taking a long, slow, smooth, breath, you just transformed into The Creator of Your Life.
the power of “the sacred pause”—changing your life instantly and permanently
THE Q is you lifestyle
These postural exercises and body-meditations are designed so that you can do them anywhere and anytime for an instant makeover…so they become part of your lifestyle. The workouts you do in the gym are good yet practicing good posture and positive body language at your computer, in your office, in the classroom, in the car, on the train, in your kitchen, on a date, in a business meeting, even standing in line in the grocery is the only real way to condition your posture and improve your self-esteem and outlook on life. Learning this makes you very powerful in every moment of your life. You can be in the most challenging situation and about to respond negatively and make things worse…or you can change how you are feeling and who you are instantly and respond from your best self instead. Your decisions will be better and your life healthier.
A Supporting Accessory for Everyday: THE POSTURE BAND
This Band is designed to help prevent slouching, the #1 cause of bad posture and back pain…the primary causes of bad moods and low productivity. The Band is meant to be used as a “training accessory”…rather than being orthopedic in design, it instead provides gentle tension to remind you to use your muscles and practice The Magic Formula which includes an exercise technique called The Secret of Good Posture. This ‘secret’ technique engages your body’s core–upper body and abdominal working together–which aligns your spine activating your energetic core.
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