The question that has been on my mind the past couple months has been how to impact what's right in front of us. How do we do that? How do we pull on our focusing laser beam eyes and handle what's the immediate? How can we transform overwhelm into identifying and taking a clear action? How can we make the most impact in this moment?
I don't know the answers to any of these questions, except the fact that the only way we truly can make change and impact for the good is to follow our hearts. Our hearts are our internal barometer of what is true. Close your eyes, breathe, get quiet. Now, tune into the space right behind your heart. Can you feel your heart beat? In the yoga system, we say that we are beings full of prana. Prana is our inner life force. The prana that flows through you is the vehicle in which you make shit happen in your life. Action. Lots and lots of action.
It's so easy to get stuck, right? It's easy to muddle and fill up your vessel with the unnecessary, the non-essential, the boring stuff like gossip and e-mails and to do lists. But to take action, to have the courage to act on what is right in front us, no matter how hard it is, now that's the juice.
This is a rambling. Many thoughts on a late night. But maybe, just maybe, you might try out a week of posting a note on your bulletin board, work station, refrigerator, or bathroom mirror that says, "How can you impact what's in front of you?" Try it out. Experiment. After all, this life is a laboratory. You might just enjoy the results.