Do you want to know a simple thing you can do to shift from feeling the weight of the world to feeling a lightness that can help you respond freshly, with more patience, clarity and presence?
Try spending about five minutes every morning practicing an inner smile. Close your eyes and direct a smile inward, just as if the most beloved being in your life – cat, mother, child, friend, or partner – is visiting within and you are happy to see him. Scan your inner world with a smile and awareness. Notice what happens.
Simply putting a smile on the face gets the chemicals that help us feel better into action, even when we feel stressed, heavy and overwhelmed. This simple smile literally sends healing energy wherever we focus our attention. This lightens our mood, shifts our perspective and makes life easier to handle, even when smiling is the last thing we feel like doing!
Remembering awareness is a gift to yourself and others.