By Johanna Mosca, PhD
*Know your optimal “hells-bells self” and be committed to feeling good.
(Contentment is being okay with the way life is now. Suffering is resisting the way it is).
*Notice when your energy is “off” and fully recognize and feel what’s bothering you
*Use the Four D’s for Clearing Upsets and focus on your desired outcome
- DISTINGUISH what you are feeling. Experience it in your mind and body. Allow it to be.
- DETACH from it for awhile by shifting your focus elsewhere.
- DIP the negative experience in FORGIVENESS, GRATITUDE and HUMOR for all involved. This will shift your point of view, expand consciousness and help you lighten up.
- DESIGN and fully visualize and experience the outcome you desire
*Whenever possible, steer clear of or minimize time with people who are draining
*Notice when a project or plan is not happening easily, and let it go
(Sometimes your original plan is not in the highest good for you and others now)
*Say “No” when you need to. You can say anything politely by preceding it with “I love you and….”
*Practice the ten yoga principles for well-being: Practice Compassion, Be Truthful, Respect What Belongs to Others, Manage Your Energy, Focus on Cleanliness, Cultivate Contentment, Develop Discipline, Study Yourself, and Surrender to a Higher Power.
*Take care to exercise, eat right, participate in life, and do things you enjoy
*Make yourself okay with the way it is now, and plant seeds of intention for the future
*Feel good about living in each new moment
*Know that you are in the flow of life’s abundance, and be open to miracles
Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, PhD is the author of Cultivate Contentment: Using Ancient Wisdom to Thrive in Today’s World. She was recently interviewed On Health & Healing Radio, to listen to the interview click here.
To learn more on this topic, visit www.cultivatecontentment.com