How to Find Aliveness

It’s easy to move through life unaware of the aliveness that’s right under our nose. You might be reading this wondering what’s wrong with you, why are you so tired, how come you don’t feel as joyful as you used to. Stop here: I assure you, there’s nothing wrong with you. Keep reading…

Our reality becomes known to us by what we pay attention to. Each moment, we are creating something that blocks our connection to life itself OR lets life flow through us. I don’t know about you, but the latter feels much better. The hard part is, we get so accustomed to viewing life from our fix-it/problem lens that before long, our life seems like a series of fires we have to put out or to-dos we need to keep up with. And the repetitive cycle of doing the same thing over and over and the heaviness of our problems starts to become all there is.

Its like painting and only being able to use gray; after a while things all start to look and feel the same.

So I want you to feel in your body the heaviness. I want you to stop and close your eyes —I’ll wait right here—just notice the physical sensations of heavy. Notice what the story sounds like, “What’s wrong with me? Why do I feel this way? How am I going to keep up? How am I going to get everything done?” Don’t try to change a thing about you, for right now just allow this story to be heard and connect to where you feel it in your body.

If there is heaviness, imagine what that heaviness would look like. Place your hands over the part of your body that feels heavy. Talk to your body, “body, I’m listening.”

This too, is aliveness. This very sensation—heaviness—is aliveness. It’s the intelligence and wisdom of your body grabbing your attention. Only instead of trying to make you feel like garbage, it’s trying to wake you up. Pay close attention here: what you’re feeling in your body is a byproduct of the map and script you are using.


Always rooting for your,

Jenny