I have to wonder, if we were to look at life in percentages, how much of the time would you say in your life is in clear view? How much is some what clouded or distracted?
It's hard for me to guess a percentage like that, but I am certain since NVC came into my life, more of my days and moments are experienced in a state of clarity rather than cloudiness. I think what it has opened to me is a mindfulness, an attentiveness to the moment and an acknowledgement of whatever is ALIVE in me right here and now that I used to ignore or sideline.
Sometimes we bumble through life with little attention being paid to each moment because there is so much to achieve, do, plan and 'worry' about. Learning to live consciously and compassionately for ourselves as much as other people is a trick and a gift and a spiritual practice that takes exactly that…practice.
For now, for today…perhaps start by simply asking yourself each morning "What is alive in me today?" and being so kindly attentive to whatever is there. From that point, you might build on it and as yourself that each time you notice a feeling (of any sort) present.
It is the BEST gift you can give yourself :). Love x