Big, juicy thanks to Shannon Mayhew for leading us on a fascinating journey into the body-mind, where thoughts and feelings converge for better or for worse. We extend our gratitude for showing us the way to create and sustain positive intentions for filling our day-to-day lives with “better.” Shannon’s presentation of the Intention Awareness Method was filled with scientific evidence that our neurological systems can be consciously programmed through intention, combined with emotion, to help us navigate stressful times and actively create joyful outcomes. In the time of Covid-19 and beyond, this approach gives us not only hope but tools for making the most of every moment. We are so grateful for this juicy wisdom! Thank you again, Shannon.
The lid pops open. I realize it's time to sort. Dark thoughts from light. Thoughts that tend to bleed. Thoughts that need a softener. Thoughts I have no idea what to do with. My laundry list of thoughts ... the invaders of my peace of mind. Some thoughts require soaking to remove the stains of the past ... past revelries, past humiliations, past indulgences, past impulses, past clumsiness, past celebrations, past regrets, past losses, past gains ... past, past, past. To make matters worse, here come the feelings. I begin to wonder, how did I allow this pile to accumulate? What's wrong with me? And then, I remember ... it's laundry. Everyone has laundry. If you live a life you have laundry. Sometimes, laundry accumulates because we are distracted. Sometimes, because we feel lazy. Most times, laundry accumulates because we are alive. And then, something magical happens ... I become grateful for the overstuffed hamper that is my mind. I realize that I am living a full life. I get dirty. My thoughts and feelings become muddled ... in need of sorting. Slowly, deliberately, gratefully, I sort. I cleanse. I live. I repeat. ~ Dee