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Morphic Resonance – The Global Power Behind Mindful Moments

My lovely friend is forging a brilliant career. Yet her highly paid and influential job leaves her exhausted and feeling unsettled. She is a rising star but is not sure if she is on the right trajectory. The higher up the corporate ladder she climbs, the wider her sphere of influence, and she has excellent influence to offer, being a grounded, sensitive, complex, highly intelligent  and wise woman. But is this going to come at too great a cost to her health and equanimity?

We laughed at my quietly harboured desire to work in a supermarket.  (Close, I’ve just spent 20 months in a bakery).  Instead of consciously creating this circumstance for myself, I waited until in work crisis to make the leap, as is my habit. 

The gift from my time at the bakery was to find purpose in the simple act of serving bread to customers who were practiced in cursory transactions. For those who were willing, we turned that momentary exchange into a moment of connection. 

Connection buoys and uplifts. And each time this happened, the customer had an option to pay forward the good will. So many retail assistants had done this for me over the years. But could I do it…  smile, converse, connect without needing any other motivation or reward (especially financial)? And if this were all I did for the rest of my days, would it be enough.

Yes! It would. 

Decades of striving and turning myself inside out to ‘achieve’ ultimately taught me that those ‘highlights’ are my least significant legacy.

Many of us sense that it is our smallest actions, done with integrity and mindful care that matter most. But they really can change the world. 

The scientific explanation for this profound butterfly effect is morphic resonance, and this article explores it in wonderful depth.

So, you have the power to change the world one tiny significant act at time. What will yours be today … a smile, a moment of patience, a kind word?

 

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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This is What I Do When I Feel Bleeargh

 

Well, probably not face down.

And not on concrete.

 

 

 

 

 

It would probably look more like this:

With different threads.

If I’m feeling out of sorts, throwing myself down on a grassy patch (preferably in the sun) has a profound effect.

My inner ear calibrates to the core of the Earth some 6371 kilometers away. I feel grounded. I feel like Mama Earth has my back. And that’s because she has. I feel like the Sun and all of Nature is generously working to get me back on track. (Advertorial spoiler… Yoga makes you more sensitive and aware to enjoy these deep, rejuvenating connections!)

Try it. I promise you’ll like it. But make sure you surrender yourself to that support. Just. Give. In.

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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EnJOYment?

What if I told you that finding EnJOYment in your life is World Service

Some mornings you wake to find the Mind Monster (def: bedside table-dwelling creature) hunkered down, immediately bombarding you with:  

 

 

  • dangling decisions
  • negative churning
  • worry about relationships 
  • financial issues
  • the eternal To-Do list.

And you haven’t even opened your eyes.   

 

WHAT IF you were to awake to a comforting  gentle reminder (images/words in a frame on your bedside table) that say:

  • “I am here to ENJOY Life.”
  • “I am allowed to be happy.”
  • “I choose Peace”.

We forget that we have the ability to choose whether we are Mind-Full-of-Annoying-Things or Mind Free.  

Amazingly, what we focus on triggers positive or negative neurochemistry to support that train of thought. The more we think that way, the stronger that neural pathway becomes.

Choosing peace or EnJOYment (Joy in the Moment), again –  and again, practise constantly – embeds a new neural pathway until you experience those mindsets more of the time.

That single commitment to choose a better mindset changes the quality of your life and your contribution to Life. It becomes your World Service. Everyone benefits from being around your uplifted Presence.  

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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