Feeling good is a skill, and like any skill you need to practice it until it becomes permanent.
And like any skill there’s a progression to it. You can look forward at people who surpass your current level and feel inspired. You can look back at how far you’ve come and feel appreciation.
The beauty of it is that we always expand and grow and develop, and if you appreciate that fact, then you can reach the ideal point of “satisfied with what is, and eager for more”.
This morning I felt dissatisfied with where I am. I felt like it was “not enough”. Dissatisfaction prompted me to focus more on what I do want, but thank goodness I’ve learned and practiced enough to know that the answer is not some grand effort or intense push for “more”. The answer is simply to focus again on satisfaction, appreciation, and eagerness for what is coming.
If you can find satisfaction now you can find it anywhere. If you can feel appreciation now you can feel it any time. And that is the basis for eager anticipation of what joys our future holds.
View of the college where I write sometimes.
Setting intentions is potentially very powerful for keeping us on track throughout the day.
My aim is to feel good all day, and by writing about it I keep myself focused on this goal.
I begin to notice the times of day when I don’t feel good, and I want to bring those moments up to speed with this intention.
Feeling good all day…how does it sound to you? Once I might have scoffed at it, but now it sounds like paradise and I’m more than halfway there.
There are not many subjects of importance to us in life. Most of us desire wealth, a home, good relationships, health, and friendship. If you can prove to yourself that feeling good is the answer to any one of these subjects the rest start succumbing to the same beautiful reason.
Last night I decided I wanted physical vitality. I set my intention, and later that evening while training Kungfu it naturally occurred to me that I can set an intention to be good at Kungfu as well.
How funny! The joke might be a private one, but for many years I’ve strived to be good at Kungfu by understanding it and practicing it. I never thought it could be so simple as just wanting to be good at it, and more importantly: wanting to enjoy it.
So set your intentions, please. I want to feel good. I want to wake up feeling excited about the day. I want to find enjoyment and upliftment in all my activities. I want to enjoy clarity, adventure, satisfaction and ease on every subject in my life!