- What are some of the different types of struggle that our listeners might be going through in their daily lives?
- What exactly is the 3 frames of mind technique that you speak about in your book?
- What are the 7 key steps to loving the life you know and taking out ‘struggle’ from the equation?
These are just some of the questions that I asked Roger Housden during our interview about self discovery, exploration and dropping the struggle!
Roger Housden is the author of Dropping the Struggle and numerous other books, including the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with Ten Poems to Say Goodbye in 2012. He offers writing workshops, both live and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.
Inspirational quote – Life, as we all know, is conflict, and man, being part of life, is himself an expression of conflict. If he recognizes the fact and accepts it, he is apt, despite the conflict, to know peace and to enjoy it – Henry Miller
Alternative Practice – Poetry, self discovery and exploration.
Action Step – Bring your awareness into your left hand. Fill you left hand with sensation. Let the sensation move through your fingers and thumb, and let the sensation fill your left hand. While filling the left hand, become aware of the right hand. Do the same with the right hand. Fill you right hand with sensation.
It may even begin to tingle. Simply become aware of your hands in such a way that you’re not looking at them from the outside, you are feeling them from the inside.
The very simple but magical thing is that when you bring your attention to a part of your body this way, you’ll notice that you’ll no longer be having numerous thoughts in your head.
Struggle happens primarily in the mind, either a debate is happening in your mind or your thinking about some future event. All of this happens in the mind, but when your attention is on the inside of your body, you will not have the energy or attention left to be thinking in your head.
The struggle in your head will have gone!
Major Life Lesson – This life, today, this moment is the only life I have. Whatever it looks like, I am grateful.
Life Purpose – My life purpose is not separate from the life I’m living now. My life purpose is not something I’m moving towards, it something I’m living now. What I’m living now is the life that is mine to live, and the degree to which I’m living the life that is mine to live, I’m fulfilling my purpose.
- Best Advice – Link to the poem share on air
- Personal Habit – Daily meditation.
- Book Recommendation – Four Quartets by T.S Eliot
Learn more about Roger Housden at http://rogerhousden.com
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