Love Yourself Part 2 - the NOW state
Posted by Sami Thorpe | 28th April 2016
Following on from my last Valentine's blog, this next video reflects on how the exercise of writing yourself a love letter went and introduces the NOW state as a way to be in the present moment and appreciate the strategies you have developed.
Writing a love letter
In the last blog, I introduced you to Heart Conscious Breathing and asked you to write a love letter to yourself or to a part of yourself that you feel needed validation. How did you get on with that?
I tried it myself and something quite interesting happened so, before I talk about the NOW state, I wanted to reflect on my experience and also on the feedback I've had from those of you who also tried the exercise. It was interesting that it brought stuff up for some of you, as much as it also gave you the opportunity to love a part of yourself.
Connecting with my 14 year-old self
When I did the love letter exercise, I connected with my 14 year-old self and I noticed that some of the strategies I'd adopted back then had come to the forefront in some problems I've experienced recently.
Watch the video below to discover what this meant for me and what I learned from it.
Being in the present moment
In the video, I also talk about the importance of being in the present moment and I talk you through the NOW state and what this means:
So there you have it; NOW stands for being a Neutral Observant Witness. Practise using the ABC breathing technique to become present and a Neutral Observant Witness of what's going on with your body and your emotions.
In case you need a reminder of the ABC technique, watch my earlier video about it.
If you've any questions, or want to share your experience of NOW and ABC, please email me or leave a comment below.
Introducing the Five Heart Keys
My experiences with my own relationship have led me to develop the Five Heart Keys. These are the five areas that I've identified to help you create a better relationship with yourself and to improve your relationship with others. Over my next few blogs, I'll introduce you to each of the five areas.
To find out more about Heart Conscious Breathing or to sign up for my Conscious Health Practice online course, visit www.conscioushealthpractice.com.