You know that feeling – you’re lying back in a hammock, cool breeze caressing your face, great new book waiting to be read, the waves gently lapping the beautiful sandy beach – perhaps your even on some tropical isle and a waiter is about to bring you something to drink that’s cool and exotic and tastes oh so good. And you let out a deep, long sigh – Aaaaaaaahhh.
It feels great – the release, the gratitude, that sweet, sweet sense of peace.
Perhaps you’ve let out such a long, deep sigh in relief after a medical test has come back OK, or after a long and difficult challenge is finally over.
You know that sigh – it’s like anything and everything can be let go of, at the same time as anything and everything can be accepted.
Maybe it is hard to match the gratitude of a good medical result or the peaceful release of a much-anticipated holiday.
But if you try my Aaaaaaaaahhh principle you might be able to recapture that sense, even every day.
Let’s start with the slightly shorter Aaaaaahh to get you practising, before we move on to the longer version.
Awareness – become aware of the thoughts in you head, softly without attachment to them
Acknowledgement – acknowledge that you have ‘good’ and ‘bad’ thoughts, without labelling them
Acceptance – accept the thoughts you’d rather not have (eg guilt,fear,frustration) and breathe them out
Attitude – choose an attitude of love and compassion and thoughts of kindness, forgiveness and joy
Attention – continue to focus on loving thoughts and watch them grow in between the stillness
Appreciation – appreciate the flow of loving thoughts and the peaceful spaces between them
Happiness – enjoy happiness as loving thoughts and peaceful presence become your habitual mental state
Health – realize the health benefits of a calm, peaceful and loving mind
Feels good right.
Now for the longer version you can add in:
Alignment – know that when your thoughts flow with love you are in sync with the universe
Abundance – realize that your loving thoughts in alignment with the universe create everlasting abundance
Awakening – understand that it is universal love that flows through you connecting you to everything and everyone
and finish with:
Harmony – feel at one with the divine universe (God) and know that anything is possible
Aaaaaaaaahhh, now that feels great.