To Grow, `Feel Your Finest’ Daily.
“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily”
Here is why and how — To feel your finest.
Feel your finest is a state of temporary contentment that you experience in a day for something that you did or felt. But it is a conscious acknowledgment of that feeling in your heart. It need not be a large act or gesture.
Just raindrops of feelings that come and go throughout your day.
Feel your finest when you cared to listen without a shred of judgment. Feel your finest when you showed your gratitude to someone who helped you. It could show up when you meditated. Or when you wrote and enjoyed the words that formed the sentence, the paragraph, the post. Or when you called your friend/loved one/kids/parent. Someone you want to give your love to.
Feel your finest when you kept a promise to your recovering self. Or your procrastinating self and made that one move towards self-healing or self-love. Feel your finest — even when you did the dishes well. Feel your finest when you did not let your ego pour your anger on the one you love.
Feel your finest, When you acted with compassion to the urgent demands of someone you love when it was least convenient to you. Feel your finest when you were able to act despite fear on your long-term goals with small purposeful actions.
Feel your finest is you being able to observe your active self, feeling at its finest.
`Feel your finest’ is a state of your being that loves being absorbed in meaningful action. Action that flowed out of your open heart. That acted with no resistance. That acted with no frets from the past or fears from the future. Action that flowed from their primal desire to act in a determined, creative manner. Action that was made with no malice or regret. Action that sought satisfaction in its action as its only goal. Action that feeds your finest instincts and makes them purer, simpler, kinder.
Feeling your finest is an attitude of always climbing to your higher self.
You have a lower self and a higher self. The lower self worries; compares and seeks self-satisfaction. The higher self is tranquil and acts in service with compassion and creativity. They are both always active in us. Your attention decides who gets what share of your time.
You might slip and lose ground. You might think feel or do things that remind you of the gutters of your former self. They are there. You can’t completely uproot them. But you can grow far away from them. Towards the light. You can grow away from your old vintage selfie-seeking self.
Grow towards your own light. You don’t need to know the path. You have to feel it. And Feeling your finest in all your actions is a sure sign that you are getting closer and closer.
This is a lifelong quest. You Most probably will never reach the light but the feeling your finest moments will light up inside you like little bulbs and grow brighter and brighter and brighter …Until others can see it emanate out of you. And those who see your light are the ones who seek it in themselves. Now you can help them find their finest in their darkness.
Like you did for yourself.
How to avoid the gravitational pull of the lower self.
Watch out for the voice that rejects your feeling of being at your finest. Henri Nouwen captures this self-sabotage script well.
“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, “Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody.” … [My dark side says,] I am no good… I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
When this voice speaks under your breath, listen to it speak. Don’t reject, resist or react to it. Let it come, sit and pass. Don’t welcome it, nor banish it. Let it fly in and fly out of the room through the windows. You can’t control their path and their source. But you can choose the intensity of your attention. You can decide what you DO when the lower self speaks.
Argue with it? Obey it? Ignore it? I say, just observe it with kindness.
Feeling your finest is your natural state. It is how you came out of the Earth. It is always at ease, always content, always creating. You just have to nurture it and cherish it in you. It is always present in the current moment. It is always complete. You in your essence are whole and complete. There is no lack in you. You just have to harmonize with that energy in you.
Tune in to the channel of feeling your finest. It is always live. It is always on.
“Our consciousness is where it’s at. What we put our attention to increases. What we appreciate, appreciates. The six inches between our ears are the most powerful part of the human body. I invite you to entertain the idea of allowing your life to get easier by focusing on all the many things you are grateful for in your life. Because that is what you will get more of in your life. And you’ll feel better. And better.
And better…is better.”
― Josie Robinson, The Gratitude Jar: A Simple Guide to Creating Miracles
What we appreciate, appreciates. Make it a habit to feel your finest self. It will lift you out of your mind and set you free.