Start your week by connecting with what really matters!

by | March 23, 2021

Start your week by connecting with what really matters!

If you’re like most folks, you get so caught up in daily life you lose contact with what really matters to you.

What do you secretly long for?

Yes, we all want to get rid of our problems but the absence of a problem still doesn’t connect us to our deepest yearnings in life.

What lies at the core of your desires / needs?

To explore this question contemplate your life in a relaxed, loose sort of way.

Feel into it. Don’t think too hard.

Don’t try to figure it out. Just feel, sense, and let your intuition guide you.

Temporarily let go of all the usual things you obsess about all day, and gently sense what’s underneath.

Notice your subtle longings and unsaid desires.

Take your time and really feel into it.

What do you yearn for?

Is it self love and acceptance?

Inner freedom?

Free expression?

Fun?

Personal power?

God?

Meaning?

Purpose?

Creativity?

Peace?

If your answer is, “happiness,” you’re still not getting to the core. What’s going to make you happy?

Once you’ve got a sense of what you yearn for, close your eyes and imagine yourself experiencing it.

Feel into it, make the feeling bigger, more intense, and more all-encompassing.

For example, if you want to feel loved, go deeply into how this would feel.

If you want to feel free put your mind and body totally into your imagination of feeling free.

Then amplify the feeling.

Get to know this core experience.

Next, make a picture in your mind of yourself living this experience.

How would you look if lived your life according to this feeling? Study your face, body, expressions, and actions.

Then, stand up and move your body in a way that expresses what you feel and see. Use your movements to experience what you yearn for.

Finally, put it all together into one embodied experience. Feel, see, move, and identify with this way of being.

After you have a good sense of this experience, reflect on how you can use it as your guide for living, relating, working, and solving your problems.

What really matters is living according to what really matters!

Dr. Zwig

©2021 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist-musician, educator, and author. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, has songs on NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV, and has garnered over 130 million views on YouTube. His forthcoming book, Music in the Mayhem: Tales of Total Transformation from a Rock n Roll Psychologist, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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