What would be your one word?

Concise. Clear. Concentrated.

A single sound.

Repeat a mantra.

Or let an inspired idea become the fierce focus of your mental chatter.

I’ve been playing with this idea over the last few weeks, trying to put together a practice that allows me to focus on a single thing, and bind it to my body, and burn in into my brain.

Only I’ve made it a meditation. Just because that’s how I roll.

It’s amazing how much clarity it gives me.

I just pick a word I want to embody.
I pick a quality I want to exemplify.
I pick a word I want to explore.

And for a period of time, I examine it, repeat it, let it reveal itself, and watch what arises.

Sometimes, what it says, will alarm you.

What it reveals, will surprise you.

Where it leads, will inspire you.

Try it.

Start with a quality you’d like to cultivate in your life, in your work, and in yourself.

And just repeat it, like a mantra, quietly in your mind.

I use some hand movements too (mudras, in meditation-speak) because i find it makes it easier to absorb, and embody my word.

It’s quite a liberating practice — and always leaves me feeling more clear on my mission, and what it is I’m here to do in the world.

In challenging times like these, more clarity is better than less.

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🙂

Ian

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I am an author, artist and entrepreneur. My 2 passions are writing about, and teaching Marketing and Meditation. I like to think I'm a lot like Eckhart Tolle, if only he was taller, and a much better tennis player. (it turns out in person, he's super short, has a terrible backhand and wears this weird scottish hat thingy that makes it really difficult to concentrate while serving) Plus he refuses to keep score and says " it's always NOW" when you ask who is up. Enough about me. We barely know each other. Stop staring. You're making me nervous.