Auto pilot mode.
I start my morning jog, with my dog, as usual. I notice that it is the coldest day so far. I remember having this thought last week on another crisp morning. Today is cloudy, like it will rain.
My dog is loving the coolness, and running with extra bounce. I enjoy his joy. I deliberately let him pull me a bit, just because I love feeling his excitement.
I notice the coolness, and how it makes it a bit easier to run. I look up at the clouds, and see the various colors of white and gray. I deliberately acknowledge to myself that I am proud to be out here.
I feel myself breathing as I run. No big deal, but I allow myself to get ultra "corny" about my breathing anyway. After all, it is what keeps me alive.
I notice the trees as I run by. I deliberately look at them, and as I do, I notice their aliveness too. I don’t care that it is "corny" to do this. It feels great, and I don’t have to tell everyone I am doing this.
I realize that I feel inspired to write this blog about today, this regular day of running for me. I know I must commit to this thought, or I will never remember it. After all, this is how inspiration arrives, and it is usually fleeting. So I commit.
This commitment makes me notice even more small moments of the run. Honestly, I can’t even remember most of them anymore.
But I do remember imagining my beach front home, as my feet plod along, automatically. I have now started to see the living room with a big ocean view, and the deck. I see me standing on the deck, in my pretty blue cover that I wear in the summer. It is an ancient old dress that I love.
I am beyond thrilled that this image is now arriving. It is evidence that my ability to attract what I truly want is heightening. It thrills me! I know I will include this in what I write.
Knowing that I now see my beach home in my mind, and now announcing it to world thrills me even more. I don’t care what they think; it is not for them but for me.
Now this is deliberate mood and mind altering action! Yeah for me.
When my run was complete, I came into my home, feeling wonderful, alive, with a heightened sense of peace. It had started to rain at the tail end, and got harder as I got to my driveway. How cool!
It is now an hour later, but I know I made a commitment to write. I always honor what arrived as inspiration. So here I am now writing.
This is me living as deliberately as possible.……. paying close attention to how I am feeling. Steering my own ship, to see how far into my joy I can get. Since it is all up to me, I take the job very seriously.
My thoughts are connected to my feelings. The positive feelings let me know I am thinking in an inspiring way. A negative feeling lets me know I am thinking in a problematic way.
And so I steer the ship of my own life, as best as I can. I know I am an target, in thought and action, if it feels good. And I tweak the entire time.
This is my commitment to myself. I deserve it.
So do you!