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1. Observe and acknowledge if there are parts of you that are addicted to the arrival at another destination.
2. Observe and acknowledge any underlying feelings and belief systems about your goals. Such as, if you believe that you will be more beautiful or loveable if you lost 10 lbs. Dig deeper.
3. Go within. Searching outside ourselves for happiness in any form, whether it be substances, people or possessions, just leads to yet more searching. Happiness is an inside job. Examine within.
4. Stop, breathe and proceed. Taking regular slow, deep breathes in and out can assist us to become more mindful of the present “here” moment. You might notice and observe thoughts, feelings and situations that you did not observe when in the “not-here” moment.
5. Examine your stories. Once you begin to identify and familiarize yourself with the thoughts, beliefs and stories you keep telling yourself on default, you can start to see them for what they are – stories and nothing more. As you practice listening to your stories, you’ll become more familiar with them. You may even discover that they’re not true for you at all and you can create some distance with them.
6. Practice Satosha. As you release your stories, you can create space to live in the moment, to accept what comes, and to create a brand-new story about yourself, one that reflects your highest self, rather than a habitual or outdated, skipping record. Honoring yourself in this moment, as you grow, and change brings contentment.
7. Law of Attraction. If focusing on something, draws in more of what you are focusing on, you might want to be more mindful of what you are habitually thinking and feeling. You can decide if it’s a “that which you resist, persists” situation or a manifesting more contentment moment.
The bonus of focusing on the present moment in a way that is listed above is that this takes you closer to the ultimate goals you desire, and you get to travel there with more contentment and on a less crunchy, bumpy path.
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