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Engaging Inspiration | Higher Living & Working

Where do you go

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what do you do when you want a good dose of inspiration? 

 

I hear from a lot of people that their place to get ideas flowing is in the shower. Which makes some sense. Feeling the water hit your head, your spine… everything starts moving… thoughts flowing freely, like the water out of the shower head.

For me, the best inspirations come when I’m doing some kind of repetitive, rhythmic movement – running, cycling & kayaking are my best examples. I get into a zone and things start to click. New ideas come together. Perhaps a random concept I picked up from a book that morning will collide with another idea from a movie I watched 5 years ago, forming something really interesting and new.

I read recently that there is research that’s proven that there is increased brain activity with exercise that engages both sides of the body, like walking, running, cycling, etc. As you move your body rhythmically, one side, then the other side, you’re triggering each side of the brain. Your body, your mind, are finding balance. 

So, as you move, each side of the brain fires and this is where new ideas can come together for you. Answers come to long-held challenges. You think of a new product for your business. Someone you’ve not thought of in a long time is exactly the person you need to reach out to today. All the words come for a speech you’ve been struggling to write for weeks…

So I’m diligent about getting out to do this kind of activity. It’s not just good for my health and my spirit, but I love the ideas and inspiration that come during these sessions.

Have you noticed this is true for you? 

 

What is your best tip for keeping the inspiration coming? 

Bumping Up HARD Against the Upper Limit Ceiling | Lizard Brain

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soul calling vs lizard brain

Lizard Brain vs. The Soul

Our lizard brain lives in a fearful place – it’s job is to protect us from being hurt, killed. It keeps us safe.
Our soul’s job is to live in love and to connect with other souls. Its here to help us learn, grow, deepen our understandings.
When we feel an ongoing pull, desire to do better and be more, and to make a change, that’s our soul’s voice.
When we second-guess, when we self-criticize, when we find excuses, when we see only obstacles, that’s the lizard brain.
Our lives are a constant tug-of-war between the lizard brain and the soul’s calling.
Which one is winning in your life right now?
Which one do you want to win?
If you want to dive deeper and support your soul, here are some thoughts to contemplate to help you keep your focus, gather momentum, and keep the lizard brain in check:
– Imagine yourself on your last day on earth, looking back on your life. Will you regret not answering the call of your soul, or will you be grateful that you did? How would those different choices impact your journey?
– Consider using the lizard brain and that fear as a guide to let you know when you’re moving in the right direction. If you’re finding yourself feeling fear from activities that aren’t truly life-threatening, what is it really protecting you from? Protecting you from the changes that comes with success, fear of rejection, fear of change? These kinds of fears aren’t life-threatening, but we’re receiving the same signal that we need to stop what we’re doing and move into self-preservation. Imagine what would happen if you could tell your lizard brain “thank you for all that you’re doing to protect me, now I need to take these next steps, and we’ll be ok” – feel free to try that out later today or tomorrow, when you’re about to be vulnerable, share your feelings, put yourself out there.
You’ve got this and you’re going to be ok.

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Katy Moses offers coaching sessions via Skype to help you heal, release resistance, stress & anxiety, gain greater clarity, calm and flow to help you feel confident in your skin, as you move into alignment with your strengths, gifts, passions & goals. Do you have your sessions booked? Book online now

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