“Richard Moss is one of the best teachers of transformation wisdom, hands down.
I read anything he writes, and this one is as good as it gets.”
— Marianne Williamson, the
New York Times best-selling author of A Course in Weight Loss
Ojai, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2011
The holiday season is a time of celebration of family and friends, but it also a time charged with many memories and hectic activity. In a chaotic world where there never seems to be enough time to accomplish all that we feel needs to be done, what are some new behaviors that can help us meet our goals with clarity and reduced stress? Here are 5 important guidelines for experiencing presence instead of pressure from, Dr. Richard Moss, a world respected leader in the field of conscious living.
1. Remember to breathe. Slow your breathing down just a little and imagine that your whole body is breathing. Picture every cell of your body in contact with the source of life, and each cell communicating in harmony with all the other cells. Do this for 5 to 10 breaths every half hour or whenever you feel like you have become anxious or hurried.
2. Remember to be grateful. Our minds can fill us with scary thoughts and images, but if this were your last moments of life, would you want those fears to dominate you? Wouldn’t it be time to say “Thank you.” Even when you are the most upset there is always something to be grateful for. Start with what your eyes can see, and thank all the images and colors. Thank the sounds; even the intrusive noises become less annoying when you say, “Thank you.” Thank all your sensations even if you aren’t feeling well. Being grateful and giving thanks can turn all our “NOs” into “YES!”
3. Remember to smile. Don’t hoard your smiles and save them for special people. Smile at the check-out clerks and sales assistants. Smile when you hear an angry horn blast in traffic. Smile when you catch your own thoughts being critical of you. Let the smile well-up from deep inside and connect you to a great cosmic laugh, like a big laughing Buddha. Smile at any part of you that wants to tell you that there is no reason to be smiling.
4. The past has many rich memories, but only the present moment is where we are alive. So, pull your mind back to the present, to your breath, to what you can see and hear and give thanks for all of it. If you find yourself dwelling on a memory, especially one that brings sadness, thank the memory and ask it to step back and let you taste the newness of the present moment.
5. Don’t be on your way to your life, hurrying to the next appointment, rushing to check off all the items on your “to do” list. Pause and be in your body, right in the center of your life. You never have as much energy when your mind is running ahead of your body.
Richard Moss‘s latest book Inside-Out Healing (available now) offers proven methods drawn from nearly 35 years of individual counseling sessions and group workshops. Utilizing practical exercises, Moss presents powerful principles, tools, and practices for transforming self-limiting patterns of thought and behavior and for staying in the present even in the midst of very difficult feelings.
- Become more available and fully connected with yourself and others
- Build a solid foundation for healing in all areas of your life
- Be able to handle difficult situations with more elegance and ease
- Improve both personal and professional relationships
- Expand your capacity for genuine empathy and compassion
- Experience more richness, gratitude, and fulfillment
Richard Moss received his doctorate of medicine in 1972, but eventually left that career after a life-changing realization led him to his true calling: the exploration of consciousness and the integration of self-realization in daily life. Dr. Moss has taught in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. He has numerous conferences and at such institutions as Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago Medical School, U.C.L.A., U.C. Berkeley, American University, Washington DC, Georgetown University, and John F. Kennedy University.
He is the author of six books on using the power of awareness to realize our intrinsic wholeness including, The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness, (New World Library, 2007) and his latest book, Inside-Out Healing: Transforming Your Life Through the Power of Presence (Hay House, Feb 2011). He lives in Ojai, CA.
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