Live in the Orange Zone - Day 14
30 Days of Self Study, Meditation and Reflection
Welcome to day 14 of living in the orange zone.
We have been doing some sifting, shaking it up, moving things around and getting our energy flowing in a way that we're moving towards self growth and transformation.
Yesterday, the word was appreciation and we're spending some time on self-reflection, listening and bringing more appreciation into our life into the next chapter. Today's two words and it is going to be a practice. The two words are, I appreciate.
It's similar to the gratitude practice in that we're going to be scanning our world throughout the day, scanning our lives, the moments of our life and picking out and being able to articulate what you value and what you appreciate, what's important and meaningful to you. To speak it in your mind or to say it out loud is to create a strong neural pathway.
We understand how neural pathways work. If I'm thinking a thought over and over and over again, that path becomes very deep. My mind will automatically pull me down that path once it gets really strong and deep. If I'm thinking critical thoughts and constantly criticizing, my mind will automatically pull me there and I become better and better and better at being critical. If I worry and I worry and I worry, it becomes automatic and I don't realize how often. It's very unconscious. I just become a really good expert at worrying.
We all want to become good at is love, happiness, joy, kindness, appreciation and gratitude make us feel like we're so lucky and blessed. Practicing this as simple, this is how it goes. You can either do a journaling reflection time where you think about and allow yourself to surface what you appreciate and just fill a page with one, two, three, four, five, 10 things that you appreciate every day.
Like the gratitude practice, it becomes a way of thinking about your life in valuing and respecting things. Also, you can start scanning throughout the day and just saying in your head, “I appreciate being able to teach this class today from my own home. I appreciate having a zoom date last night with my friend and we got to support each other and laugh and just feel good. Oh, I appreciate I got to go to the beach last week.” You start to begin to see your life, and even sometimes when I think of something I appreciate, then I begin to think of why I appreciate, and it digs even deeper, that neural pathway of feeling lucky and grateful.
Bonus points, if you can say it out loud, if you can tell someone else you appreciate them or something that they did, or that you value about your relationship or an experience, or just to have a good friend, or a partner that you can share other things in life that you appreciate and say that out loud all the time.
Gosh, I appreciate this beautiful day. I appreciate living here. I appreciate this music. Whatever it is, the more we think it, speak it, write it, we create strong, strong pathways that pull us down there automatically and make us grateful, lucky, blessed people.
Day 14 Inspiration
Today's inspiration comes from Guruji
Question- Why Hurry? Use this time to slow down and feel appreciation and gratitude.
Click the links below to find out more:
The Orange Zone - A 30 Day Practice - YouTube Playlist
Daily Inspirational Quotes for 30 Day Meditation
Blog Post: What is the Orange Zone?
Day 1: InvitationDay 2: Practice Silence & Listening
Day 3: Adding Gratitude
Day 4: Set Intentions
Day 5: Give a Blessing
Day 6: Start Young
Day 7: Sacred Reading & Reflection
Day 8: Wear & Remember
Day 9: The Practices Brings Transformation
Day 10: Repot & Prune for Growth
Day 11: Indoor Pruning
Day 12: Move the Furniture
Day 13: Self Reflection & Appreciation
Day 14: Practice Appreciation & Feel Blessed
Day 15: Why hurry?
Day 16: Energy Banking
Day 17: Start Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast
Day 18: Space Training
Day 19: Breath- Our Instant Medicine
Day 20: Create your own Garden