Greetings Jacqueline ,
This week I’d like to share a story with you to illustrate how closed our minds can be. Realizing when we are being closed minded is an important step in removing our limitations, because only when we make this realization, can we choose to open our minds to new possibilities.
One day a man from a small village in the mountains saw a tourist driving his car backwards up a narrow road towards the top of the mountain. The man stopped him and said, “Why are you driving backwards?”
The tourist replied, “They told me that there is no room to turn a car around on the top of the mountain.”
The man said, “I have lived here all my life. I know there is enough space to turn around.”
Half an hour later, he saw the tourist driving down again, backwards. He stopped the driver and said, “What are you doing now?”
The tourist replied, “You were right. There was enough room to turn around.”
This story offers a great lesson. Being unaware of day-to-day routine actions makes us tense and less effective. Being relaxed while doing routine actions makes us much more creative and effective.
There’s no need to be tense.
When we are tense, we journey through life backwards, always running into obstacles and feeling frustrated with how difficult everything seems to be.
When we are relaxed, we figure life out and everything is easier. We’re more peaceful.
Let’s use this week and every action we take during the week to notice whether we are tense or relaxed.
- When we are driving, are we hunched forward straining, or sitting back with relaxed neck and shoulders?
- When doing laundry, is there tension in the stomach or are we relaxed and in the moment?
- When in a difficult meeting, are we gritting our teeth and intent on getting our own point across or are we relaxed, listening to the conversation progress? When we’re open, we may just come up with the best solution for everyone involved.
Let’s release tension and be relaxed this week. Everything goes smoother and things often seem to fall into place more easily.
Local Events in the MetroWest Boston Area
I’d love to see you at my low cost or free local events:
R & R Yoga Class – Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley – Sundays 5-6:15pm
Join me for my weekly class which offers an opportunity to relax and get rid of deep stress. It combines relaxing restorative and yin yoga postures, meditation and some journaling to promote wellbeing, calm your nervous system, deepen your breath, connect to your higher Self and promote better sleep. It’s a great way to end your weekend and prepare for a less stressful week ahead. Learn more here.
SATSANG: A Community Gathering for Spiritual Practice
Join me for a monthly gathering to nourish your soul. The Satsangs (in the style of Mirabai Devi) are free and include a centering breathing practice, guided meditation, mantra chanting (for negative energy removal, healing and protection), and powerful/life transforming forgiveness prayers.
Our next Satsang is Wednesday, July 17th at my friends’ (Lynn and Eric Carriker) home (5 Farrant Road in Natick) from 7-8:30pm. All are welcome! For more information about Mirabai Devi, go to http://mirabaidevi.org. For general information, contact me.
Business Referral Network
Interested in growing your business using the easiest and most cost-effective way—referrals? If so, contact me to find out about Commerce Connection, the amazing business referral group of which I’m proud to say I’m a member. See a video here.
I hope to see you at an event or hear from you soon!
All my best to you,
Jacqueline Ryan Brodnitzki, MFCP, President
Conscious Success LLC
Powerful Coaching and Training For Business Results
About the Author
Jacqueline Brodnitzki helps infuse service teams with renewed energy and empowers them to be more productive and handle difficult situations more professionally with less stress. Companies realize a decrease in profit drains such as drama, stress, problem escalation and contagious negativity.
She combines over 15 years of corporate management and training expertise with nine years of teaching and coaching of mindfulness and stress reduction techniques. As a Motivation Factor® Certified Practitioner, Jacqueline delivers a proven approach to fuel motivation and engagement among employees. The program creates immediate, lasting and predictable results.
Through her coaching, she helps clients tap into their true potential. They experience greater calm, while increasing effectiveness at work and at home. Clients appreciate her quick assessment, clear recommendations and accurate, informative and inspirational coaching.