Friday Practice: I Am Awareness

“The ultimate value of life depends on awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival”~Aristotle

Acknowledge and feel gratitude, joy, celebration, thrill, enthusiasm for the places where you feel fulfilled, abundant, complete.

Notice the emotions that arise in the areas where you long for more, or different, or “better.” Allow yourself to feel sadness, remorse, disappointment, deep hunger or yearning, or whatever you feel about those parts of your life fully and without censorship.

Notice when this moves from true, resonant emotion to the dissonant voice of the Saboteur (Inner Critic), and gently and without judgment bring it back to the true emotions you feel. Feel your feelings and let the wisdom of your emotions inform you. Receive and be with.

Journal briefly or not-so-briefly about your experience.