I had a profound experience a few days ago that I want to share with you. I woke up discouraged. It seemed like my life’s work was over and there was nothing I could do about it. I was negative and my thoughts seemed to be the absolute truth of the universe.
Then I noticed that I was having an emotion called “being discouraged.” This was just a feeling and nothing more than a body sensation. To release this negative emotion, I dove into it and felt it deliberately and purposefully. I magnified the feeling and exaggerated it.
Then, in about 15 seconds, the emotion released and I experienced a wonderful freedom. I was amazed at how fast I was able to restore my inner peace. One moment I was caught up in the circumstances and life was painful. In the next moment, I was back in the light and life was a joy.
Then I went to lunch. As I sat down waiting for my food to arrive, I started seeing lots of opportunity and possibility. Ideas started flowing like a water fountain. Then I noticed how impossible it would have been for these ideas to show up if I was still in that place of negativity. The negativity would have pushed them away. It’s a powerful example of what our lives are like when we are in the light and when we are not.
As I reflected on what happened, I noticed two things. First, I noticed that as human beings, we have the ability to restore our inner peace fast. All we have to do is to dive into the emotion and feel it deliberately and purposefully. Let it come and let it go. Second, I noticed how different life appears to us depending on whether we are in light or out of it.
The ability to live in the light is one of the most important skills you can ever learn. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy thing to do once you know how. I can show you the steps.