20 December 2007

From the fitness handbook

New Age lessons from our friendly CINO university

I just had to share...

Now that the semester is over, hubby showed me the pièce de résistance from one of his classes: EQ - Fitness Handbook, 150 Practices for Daily Living.

Starting with the first practice:
1.1 Immediate Engagement -- Intensity
Practice 1
Practice Presence -- Notice NOW
Stop several times a day to be fully present with the moment. Notice your thoughts, feelings, and wants. Notice the sounds, smells, and touch of the world around you.

Notice the
* room or place where you are located and the objects around you
* world around you if you are outside
* level and source of light
* air you are breathing. Is it fresh? Is it moving?
* sounds around you. What do you hear?
* smells around you. What is the source of any smells?
* color around you and how the color feels to you
* texture and density of what is touching your body. Is it hard? Soft? Firm? Does it feel good?

Be fully present without judgment, just appreciating the life within and around you. This will become easier with practice and will bring you peace and renewal.


Notice to Marianne Williamson, someone is stealing your thunder. However, I'm sure there is an exercise to deal with hostile feelings.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's lesson, here's a snippet:

Practice 2
Notice your Body...Body awareness keeps you present in the NOW
To stay present in everyday life, it helps to be deeply rooted within yourself; otherwise, the mind, which has incredible momentum, will drag you along like a wild river.

It means to inhabit your body fully.

To always have some of your attention in the inner energy field of your body. To feel your body from within, so to speak, it anchors you in the NOW.
_____________________
Sing it Ozzy...

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not to late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you have the role

5 comments:

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Is the picture from "How to do the Macarana"?

Adrienne said...

Don't forget that all that stuff you're making "present" in your life is but a grand illusion. It is not real. LOL

Vincenzo said...

"..smells around you. What is the source of any smells?"

Chocolate chip cookies?

swissmiss said...

AA:
It's Ozzy Osbourne...he may be doing his own version of the Macarena! I just thought he was as smart as the person writing the handbook since he seemed to sum everything up in his song...I've listened to preachers, I've listened to fools :)

Adrienne:
Maybe I should've used Styx's, "Welcome to the Grand Illusion," it would've been more appropriate!

V:
Haven't got to the cookies just yet, but will remember to go through this excercise at that time to "take it all in."

Lisa said...

Who needs MAs and PhDs when we have Ozzy? Right on!:)

Lisa