Seven months ago I sold my home in New York City. Since then, I’ve been living home-free, running my business from the road while traveling and exploring new places.
Someone recently said to me
I hope you find what you’re looking for.
My immediate response was
I’m not looking for anything.
And I’m not.
You see what you seek.
This isn’t a journey to get confirmation of what I think I know. It’s about discovering what’s already there that I haven’t yet been able to access.
I’m not seeking anything external.
This is about opening the portals into myself. Going within. Entering my heart space.
This is a journey of noticing, feeling, and listening.
What is coming to me?
What am I seeing?
What am I hearing?
What am I feeling?
What experiences excite me?
Where am I feeling pulled?
Where do I feel resistance?
Who are the people who are showing up in my life?
What are they teaching me?
What am I teaching them?
In every situation what am I noticing? About others. About myself.
In our hectic and harried lives, we often put on blinders and ear plugs. We ignore the subtle feelings in our bodies — unless they are strong, in which case we often mistake them for pain and seek to numb them.
The gift of slowing down is that we can notice how we respond internally to the stimuli we encounter: thoughts, emotions, physical sensations.
Every person we meet is a message and a messenger.
Each experience has something to teach us.
Even things we don’t do can teach us something about ourselves. You read or hear about an activity and think, that sounds like fun.
Notice what you notice.
I am noticing. I am feeling. I am listening.