5 seconds that will change your day

Hey friends - I'm back, hoping to get back to podcasting in this new year - so take a little pause in your hustle and slow your soul to grow your soul! Take a little listen below - in what ways will you begin to pause your hustle in 2018?

 
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Maya Angelou asks says there are 4 questions that we are unconsciously asking all the time

  1. Do you see me?
  2. Do you care?
  3. Am I enough for you? (or do you need me to be better somehow?)
  4. Can you tell me that I'm special to you by the way you look at me?

FOR REFLECTION/PRACTICE:

  • Today, take notice of the times when and with whom you are unconsciously asking these questions today.
  • With whom do you feel seen? unseen? How do you know?
  • With whom do you feel cared for? Not cared for? How do you know?
  • With whom do you feel like you're okay just as you are? With whom do you wonder if you're not enough or too much?
  • With whom of your co-workers, family, friends, pets, neighbors, strangers are you able to hold a short gaze? With whom are you not?
  • In what ways today have you felt "seen" and "cared" for and welcomed by God?

If you have a pet, begin to practice a little longer pause with these ones - who, incidentally seem to do this better than most humans!  Practice looking into their eyes and see what you see in return.

If you feel more daring - each time you look in a mirror today, pause 5 seconds to look in your own eyes and say to yourself, "I see you, I care" and see what happens.