Sometimes small changes can create major shifts in your life. When I was caddying on the LPGA tour, I witnessed many times that a very small tweak could create a huge impact in a player’s game. It could be a slight shift in a grip; a very small change in the ball position before hitting the ball… the list is endless.
Today I would like to offer you and remind you the beauty of the following practice.
It is called: The practice of Inner Smile.
Follow this process:
Your first step is to relax.
Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Don’t try to change it, be curious and be with your breath.
Your second step is to focus.
Focus on your physical experience, your physical sensations. If you are new to this process, start from your toes and slowly scan your body moving up all away to your head. What do you notice? Be curious without trying to analyze your experience.
Your third step is to smile from within.
Choose to smile at the cellular level without thinking about any situation. Stay relaxed and focused at the same time.
When I do that practice, I feel more vibrant and more serene. If you are not in a habit to meditate, you don’t have to do it for long. Start with 3 minutes a day for 7 days in row. Then decide if you want to keep practicing.
What are the benefits of this practice?
Lets explore three benefits.
When you are relaxed you can show up in your radiance and your essence. Each time I am not relaxed, I know that the best of me is not expressed at that moment.
When you are relaxed and centered at the same time you are really aware of your experience and what is happening around you at a deeper level. Then you have many options to engage in that situation you are or less reactive.
When you practice inner smile, you practice trusting the moment, each moment.
Only then you experience infinite possibilities. Only then you experience serenity that is not attached to any situation. That is from that place that you can create the life you truly desire.
Practice inner smile and see yourself unfolding in new and subtle ways. Wishing you Happy and Holy days from my heart… =)