Choose love in every moment. When we step out of our constantly busy, fear driven minds and drop into our hearts, life flows with more fun and ease and we get to experience greater wholeness and fulfilment every step of the way.
Choosing love in every moment is about nurturing an ever flowing, eternal wellspring of unconditional patience, compassion, forgiveness and gentle kindness. When we drop into this awareness, we realise that at the very core of our nature we are one and the same; each a single, precious vulnerable human being yearning to be loved, accepted and feeling like we belong. To essentially – ‘be enough with who we are’.
When we can meet the world with an open and vulnerable heart, embracing its heartache as much as its beauty; this is the path of an untethered soul. When we can let go of the struggle to become someone different, to let go of what we think true happiness looks like and simply surrender onto the path of pure unconditional joy, this is the essence of an awakened heart ~ Jess Leggatt
Perfection use to be a dirty word in my vocabulary. It use to cause a great deal of angst and heartache in my life, flipping my sympathetic nervous system into overdrive and triggering off a never ending cycle of stress, anxiety and turmoil in my body. Now, it has become the threshold to unveiling the True Beauty of my life. A stepping stone to a greater understanding of why we are all here.
Listen to the whispers in your heart and follow your soul’s true desires
In other words DO WHAT YOU LOVE, listen to your inner most dreams and desires and live the life you imagined. DO what makes your heart sing!
As many of you are aware, I have started writing my first book. I am following my deepest heart yearnings and living out my life-long dream to become a writer. I can’t wait to share it with you and birth my heart’s work into the world. It has something I have been wishing for a very long time. I feel like I am finally on my soul-inspired path, and listening to the whispers in my heart (even with the doubts, the fears, the self-sabotaging beliefs and the voice in my head constantly trying to talk me out of it). And, I am learning to TRUST the process.
I’ve got something I’ve been meaning to share with you for sometime now. It’s taken me awhile because I’ve been dealing with a little something I call the ‘fear freeze response’. I’ve just started trying out how it feels to record a couple of video blogs! My fear response has kicked in big time.
Transform your inner world by going within. When we go within we find a place where peace, stillness & joy resides. Take the time to go there every day.
Enjoy my latest video blog on mindfulness meditation where I talk you through a very simple breathing meditation that you can do every day. Research is showing that just two 5 minute meditation sessions a day is proving to have profound health benefits in all areas of a person’s life. Meditation is a beautiful tool for boosting your WHOLE LIFE FITNESS. Start your breathing practice today!
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Make awareness your friend
Negative thoughts self liberate when we touch them with the gentle caress of awareness.
Old wounds begin to heal when we bring loving attention to them and bathe them with the soothing balm of compassion.
Old programs unravel. Old records fade. Self limiting beliefs disappear.
Life transforms when we make awareness our friend ~ Jess Leggatt
Awareness can be our greatest teacher and loyal friend if we learn to pay attention. Awareness comes to us in many forms, sometimes alighting itself gently on our lap with a soft whisper or gentle nudge, taking our hand lovingly and guiding us in the direction we need to go. Other times it comes to us with more force, boldly knocking us over, or jolting us wide awake with a fierceness we can’t ignore.
It doesn’t matter how awareness enters our life, what matters is that we learn how to pay attention and take note.
Cultivate resilience by nurturing your inner life
I often refer to resilience as our ability to bend instead of break. Quite often throughout our life we are thrown a curve ball, or two (or three or four or five!); a specific incident or accumulation of experiences that bowls us off our feet, takes the wind out of sail, and makes us acutely aware of our own fragility and vulnerableness.
Stress comes into our life in all different forms. It could be a major blow like illness, a relationship breakdown, death, heartache, a life limiting disease or injury, financial crisis, or the loss of a job. Other times it’s a gentler tug like loneliness, resentment, failure, rejection, mistrust, accumulative life events or disappointment. No matter what the misfortune might be, the common thread of these experiences is that they push our pain buttons, and pull and tug at our inner sense of balance and resilience. So what helps us deal with these challenges a little easier, and how do we cope more effectively so that we are able to bend instead of break?
Embracing a perfectly imperfect life
As I began to write this article, I started thinking about a famous and unforgettable quote from one of my favourite movies of all time: The Princess Bride. If you haven’t yet been blessed with this movie in your life, I know you soon will after reading this blog post. Watching this movie, will give you a WHOLE new perspective on fairytales, life, love and living with abandon. Let me share with you why.
Do we need permission to be vulnerable? I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m breaking out. I’m exposing my deepest heartfelt vulnerability to you. I’m unveiling a piece of my inner self.
Just recently I read an article about the importance of vulnerability. It was discussing that vulnerability is something that most of us shy away from, we try to ignore and we feel awkward and squeamish just by using the word. But, perhaps it can be our most potent tool for growth.
The past few weeks have been an incredible experience for me, both personally and professionally.
I have enjoyed the highs of attending life-changing workshops and conferences hosted by the world’s leading teachers of mind-body science, women leadership and personal and spiritual development, and I have experienced the lows of being caught up in an energy zapping illness, that hijacked my body for what seemed like weeks. But, what doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t change you, right?
It has been an incredible couple of months to say the least. A time of challenge, and a time of growth. I have experienced the elation of meeting and creating some amazing connections with leading doctors, authors and health professionals in this field, and being invited to engage in exciting opportunities and professional experiences.
I have also struggled through the disappointment of a failing body as it fights off an illness making me feel terrified that I would not fully recover, like other times before.
And I have struggled with the lows and heart wrenching reactions I feel in my body and mind when I witness the horrible events unfolding due to the current world climate and the heart pulling issues that are coming to light as a result of human fear, ignorance and lack of compassionate action.