On a recent teleseminar with Sonia Choquette about her new book, “The Answer is Simple . . . Love Yourself, Live Your Spirit,” I heard her say several times, “change the channel.” Referring to more consistently choosing to live our spirits rather than our egos, she reminded us how to know the difference.
When we live from our ego, we need to control, be right and defend. We choose from fear; feeling contracted, small and ineffective.
When we live from our spirit, we’re loving, patient, intuitive, creative, open and courageous. We feel expansive, confident and effective.
So, when we notice we’d like to change the channel to spirit, how do we do it? The quickest way: do something we love, with bonus points if we’re moving our bodies and/or getting outside!
I keep a Top 12 list of things to remember to do each day to keep me feeling great, keep me living from spirit. I have all my clients do the same. Each person’s is unique. Mine includes snow shoveling this time of year – I love snow and I get to move my body and play outside. Many people do not like to shovel snow, but some love to hike or take their dog to the dog park, two things I don’t like and don’t do!
What’s on your Top 12 for Spirit list? Write your list, post it where you’ll see it and you’ve created an easy way to change the channel any time you’d like!