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Finding your "GO"
Think of a time you felt really good... I mean: hopeful, or satisfied... "centered" perhaps.. "turned on"... with the anxiety and depression "turned down".. and the pull of being alive bigger than the pull of those little (or big) addictions and obsessions..
Take a moment to really step into the "you" that you were in that moment of feeling fabulous. Maybe you had fallen head-over-heals for someone. Maybe you had "aced" the test. Maybe some music.. or something visual "transported" you... a hike in the woods.. the waves curling up on the beach.
Personally... I often remember the "Highs" from marijuana (pot in those '60s days) that got me noticing the transcendence of every blade of grass in the lawn. Now-a-days I get high like that on so many experiences.... totally free of chemical enhancement. I so enjoy feeling fully myself... enjoying the warmth of "high-fiving" a loved one... or the pump pump pump of my greyhound trotting before me around the block. I love noticing.. finding.. being in.. my "GO".
Think about it.. what does your "GO" feel like? Find the specific sensations of it.. for you. Notice the quality of your breath... the nature of your thoughts... the sense in your belly.. maybe a tingling-ness all over.. subtle but there it is: Your "GO."
And the great thing is, the very act of looking for how it felt when you felt good... brings the feelings back.. pulls you away from whatever grey, muddy, or jagged process you were in the moment before.
And, the more you look for those satisfying moments.. the better you feel overall. The clearer your thinking process is.. the more efficient you get at whatever it is you are about.. better concentration.. calmer connections with others.. "upper" self-esteem.
So.. try it out.. go on a "GO" Hunt!! Your "GO" hunt.
If you spend a minute a day for the next week.. or three.. you will begin to get a complex, rich sense of the best of you.. and a flow of being the best of you.
And, if you were wondering where to head next in life.. your "GO" will begin pointing you forward.. Maybe you will start to feel more centered and confident about a direction you'd already identified. Maybe a connection will open toward a possibility you hadn't imagined until now.
This, in essence, is one of many many little tools us "Life Coaches" are inventing these days.
They're tools and tips that can have a very powerful biochemical benefit... enabling you to reduce.. or maybe eventually even eliminate the need for those expensive pharmaceuticals. And they're free.. With absolutely no side-effects.
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