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In Episode 6 we are inspired to use our heart and mind on a daily basis. We find out the importance of focus and the practise of consistency and how small changes can make a difference in our daily life.
Hi I’m Urban Sundvall and I’d like to welcome everyone to Episode 6 in the “Inspired Daily Series” so that we can all learn to be inspired to use our minds and our heart on a daily basis. To inspire ourselves for a better life.
These ‘bite sized’ episodes are designed for you to easily chew them over, to gain clarity in what it means,& How large the value of apply it In Your life is, for You.
As listening to this ‘inspired daily series’ offers us all an opportunity to reflect and deeply contemplate the meanings for each of us as an individual.
Life is so much more than the mundane repetitive daily tasks and experiences we all have in our lives.
Even though it sometimes has been too easy to get bogged down in those things, what this is really about is finding our own pathway to the Inspirations that lift us up and out of the mind numbing mundane.
Sure, many of those mundane things need to occur in our lives, simply so life can practically function.
However, by spending more of our time in life focusing on the simple beautiful things going on all around us we can make the feel of our lives be better brighter more joyful.
Sitting writing this today I notice the fragrance of jasmine filling the air. Lifting my eyes off the screen, even for a few moments, to notice the brightness of the white flowers against the green foliage of that jasmine plant sprawling through the understory of the bushes planted there and further still, up, over and through the wooden fence, makes a difference.
This short momentary break fills me with joy and gratitude.
I could of course instead have chosen to notice one of the pile of wood chips I have around the yard and considered the backbreaking work it’ll take to move and spread it. I didn’t though, except briefly to write this bit. Then refocused on the fragrance of jasmine again with its more beneficial feelings.
The wood chip focus would not have brought the same amount of joy as the jasmine however, so for me it’s a no-brainer. I choose joy and gratitude precisely because it’s improving my state of being, my life experience.
Every moment of every day we all make simple choices of where to focus and each focus also means deleting focus on something else.
We all have the privilege as humans to choose.
At its simplest level what this means is we can choose to either delete delete focus on the stuff we could feel bad about or the stuff we can feel good about.
I spent far too long in my younger years on the less appealing side of that equation to not realise how easily one can create and maintain habits.
By making the small focus adjustments consistently on to the mor appealing side, we can all start building better habits and therefore feeling better.
Consistency is the key.
Some might not, at this moment have the easy choice I did, perhaps no pleasant fragrances, views of a garden or birdsong to hear. Perhaps just the drone of an aircon or sounds of other people working and talking. Oh, hang on, perhaps one can again choosing to focus on the beneficial aspects of that. Feeling cool on a hot day or warm on a cold day. Perhaps grateful to in some small way have some people around rather than no one. Breathing Or earning a living rather than the alternatives.
Let’s face it we all know there are better things to focus on. It’s about getting into the practice of doing it consistently so that is the habit you have.
Our life experience and how we view it consider it is so dependent on our own choices!
Consider this, even not choosing is simply about actually choosing to stick with old habits instead of going to the effort of making the choice.
AND the real beauty of it all is that as humans we do hav the ability to choose, so do choose!