The In Longing Or Loving Experiment.
Call to mind the last time you felt irritated. Maybe it was someone cutting you off in traffic; something someone said to you that wasn’t nice or something just didn’t go the way you wanted. When you get the memory, then, feel the irritation. Really let it surface. You are irritated. What happened was crappy or just wrong. Right? Now think of your to do list today or the people you will be engaging with today. Can you picture all the ways you’ll be irritated today?
Ok. That was fun. Now take a big breath. Let it go. Shake off the irritation. One more.
Breathe, in and out.
Now, remember the last time you were head over heels in love. If it’s happening now, great! If not, don’t feel bad, just recall a romantic moment or a time when you felt the ‘sweet ahhh.’
Nice. Now feel how that feels. Let the blissfulness envelope you. When that happens, think of your to do list. Think of the people you will be seeing today. Can you feel the awesomeness
This, people has been my latest practice. I have been taking note of the times I am looking through lenses of lack and I'm seeing how it is affecting my experience. The minute I tell myself that something is missing or that there’s something wrong with me or someone else, I become very small and closed off. My actions from that place affect my day, big time. When I catch myself, (which is a challenge, believe me!) I immediately call up something for which I am grateful or I consciously bring up the ‘in love’ feeling. And presto, changeo! Miracles happen. Suddenly things are
beautiful. People are beautiful. Life is no longer hard but amazing. This too absolutely
affects my day.
In every moment, you and are either in longing or loving.
Go on. Try the experiment yourself. Let me know what happens.