Yes, I know its April but it’s taken me until now to be 100% sure what I wanted my word of the year to be. My past words have included balance, gratitude, and completion. This year I took a different approach. I asked a question. “What is the one habit or way of being I would like to shift this year?”. The thing that kept showing itself to me, was how easy it was for me to be shaken up. This happened in traffic, with my husband, with co-workers, relatives, hell just about anywhere and anytime I had my triggers pushed.
I began to notice my frequent habit of becoming a victim of circumstances. I also noticed, this “habit”, this “reaction”, creates stress in my body. Neither of these two things is appealing to me at all! I want to be a strong person, stress free and full of energy. So…. what do I need to be? UNSHAKEABLE.
This is the first year I have taken the time to really delve deep into what is wanting to emerge from me, remembering who I am and why I am here on this planet at this time. In order for me to walk the path I’ve chosen, being unshakeable is required.
So I am doing it, daily. When a situation arises and I feel triggered, I simply say “thank you for this opportunity to practice being unshakeable”. At first it wasn’t easy at all, it was actually really damn hard but that is what practice is about, doing something until we master it. Every day is about making clear and mindful choices about how I choose to feel, beyond what anyone else does or says, beyond circumstances I perceive as negative.
This “practice” in itself has become part of MY self-blisscipline. Being strong makes me feel truly blissful. Being in control of how I feel keeps me in balance. THIS is what the concept of self-blisscipline is all about, taking time to discover and remember what it is that makes us truly blissful then putting those things into practice. Through mastering the art of self-blisscipline we create a bliss filled and inspired life.
Try it yourself. Ask, “What is seeking to emerge through me?” – “Who am I?” – “What habit or state of being do I want to shift?”, then sit with these questions without expectation and see what unfolds.