I’ve been posting a series on re-enchanting life over the last few days. Scroll down through the last few posts from here to read them, or put “re-enchanting” into the search box on the top right of the site.
What, specifically, will be re-enchanting for you, may well be different from what works for me, or someone else, but there is a common underlying key.
That key is emotion.
What quickens our heart, what stirs our soul, deepens our experience.
If you would like to explore how to develop your heart feelings, check out “Heartmath” (I have written a simple introduction to this practice on this site – put “Heartmath” in the search box to find it). It’s a simple basic technique which can be developed to increase your awareness of how you process life from your “heart centre”. I mean that both from a neurobiological physical perspective, as well as from a metaphoric subjective one.
If you would like to explore stirring your soul, then I suppose I need to be clear what I mean by soul. Thomas Moore who wrote The Care of the Soul opened up my understanding of soul when I heard him speak in Glasgow a few years ago. He said we can understand what soul is by thinking how we use the word – soul music, soul food, soul mate.
Life can be lived on autopilot. That’s the theme of “heroes not zombies”, a theme you will find throughout this blog. An autopilot life, a zombie life, is thin and superficial. It isn’t nourishing. It isn’t satisfying. And it can drop us into a place of alienation and disenchantment very easily.
I believe we can re-enchant our lives, making them deeper and richer, more meaningful and satisfying. We can do that by choosing to experience what stirs us most strongly in our hearts and souls.