Yes or No

How are you showing up for the people in your life? I ask myself that question every day. I am aware that with every action I am saying “yes” to, I am saying “no” to something else. When I check my email while talking to someone, I’m saying “yes” to my email and “no” to the person I am talking to. But there is another layer. How can I be connected in the moment enough to listen closely, to feel and then know – what is a “yes” and what is a “no”. The feeling (in my heart) when I see my children’s faces is a definite “yes”. The anxiety feeling (in my stomach) that makes me want to check email (a moment after I see my kids) is disguised as a “yes” but it’s sneaky. My mind thinks it’s a yes, but if I really tune in, I realize that it is actually a “no”. It’s my body saying that I need to take a deep breath, remember who I am and what my values are, get grounded and present (with my tools that I have gained through my various practices), and that my email will still be there when I am not multitasking. I heard this once - and I can’t remember where - but there are not enlightened people, only enlightened moments. The more moments we can spend present and connected, the more enlightened we will feel. The single most valuable resource we have is our attention. What are doing with yours? Is what you are doing with your attention aligned with your values? Just food for thought, no right answers. Have an amazing weekend….

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