?Are you REALLY THERE??? ?
I still sit here in gratitude today for yesterday. ?
Yesterday I met my friend to have a yummy lunch, to connect, to celebrate ourselves, our friendship, and to plan coaching world domination… hehe! ????
But as we sat there and connected I had this immense gratitude for my friend. A gratitude that brought tears to my eyes then and has me writing this and still tearing up.☺
Yep, I’m a bit of an emotional person!
Although, I was in gratitude not just for the time she was gifting me…because time is our most precious asset. But really her sharing, her excitement, her energy and most of all her presence. Her being really with me in the moment as we talked. Her being with herself as we talked. And today was no different than most of the times when we are spending time stirring up mayhem!???
It really got me thinking about the lack of presence I see in our world today but particularly our lack of presence with each other. Instead of being in the moment. Hearing what the other person has to say and hearing beyond the actual words…. really listening deeper into the message the other person is trying to get across. Words are cheap but the energy and feeling behind them tells us so much.
In our hustle and bustle society we don’t often take the time to really be present enough with the other person… not checking our cellphones… not thinking about our response… not thinking about how we need to go get our kids… but really WITH the other person. We miss out on connecting, supporting, and celebrating with the other person.????
We also miss out on being present with ourselves. Present enough in ourselves to notice the different feelings and sensations coming up in our own bodies…. The excitement, the joy, the jealousy, the sadness, and the fear. All of these being key pieces to learn more about ourselves in relationship.
It is a rare person that can truly hold presence with another person. You know it when someone is truly WITH you. You feel it. You know it at a core level even if they are looking at you, nodding their heads, etc. There is simply an energy!
I know for myself there are times when I am super present in conversation, holding space like a Bad-ass, and yet still connected to myself. Then there are those times when I am having to push against my monkey-mind and ego driven thoughts. These are moments of learning and leaning in a little bit more. When I recognize the disconnection I strive to step into being present a bit more and through whatever is blocking.
My question for you today is how are you showing up in ALL your relationships?
?With kids, lovers, friends, colleagues, clients, etc?
?Where are you struggling to be present?
?Are you listening to their words or are you feeling into their hearts?
No matter the answer…LEAN IN MORE
Bliss REQUIRES Presence!
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