*cross-posted on Delightful Writes*
If you have been reading this blog for the past few months, you have probably read the name Danielle LaPorte and the words Desire Map several times (If this is your first visit, welcome! Lovely to have you!). I read Danielle’s The Desire Map and immediately fell in love. It is all about helping us get clear on how we want to feel and letting our desires, goals, intentions spring from there. I love this way of thinking and it has helped me get clear on what I want and it has helped me as I coach others.
When you purchase her book, you get the book and lots of support materials. One of those materials is a weekly email…and in that email is a “desire mapper of the week”.
A few weeks after finishing the book, I was contacted by Annika, who is on Danielle’s staff. Would I be interested in being featured as a Desire Mapper of the Week? I’m not sure how or why I was chosen, but I jumped at the chance! I wholeheartedly love the book and am working to incorporate the teachings into my everyday life. The little feature shows how I am trying to do just that (You’ll also notice that it is a little late…I wrote this in the beginning/middle of January. My 40 days of yoga…well…failed and I’ve finished The Art of Attention and moved on Spirit Junkie, which has a different kind of elegance…).
Unfortunately, you can’t see the email unless you’ve bought the book. So if you have, yippee! This week (or about nine weeks after you purchased the book) I’ll be popping into your inbox. If you haven’t, no worries. I’ve posted the feature below or…you can just buy the book and see my smiling face in a few weeks.
Thank you, thank you to Danielle LaPorte and her staff for allowing me this opportunity!
What are your core desired feelings?
What have you stopped doing so you could create your core desired feelings? (or another way of putting this is: What gets in the way of feeling how you really want to feel?)
I’ve stopped being as anti-social. I am someone who loves alone, “me” time. I need this time to rejuvenate and to connect to myself. I am the sort of person who relishes that time… sometimes to a fault.
I may want to feel connected to myself, but I ultimately want to feel connected to the world around me. I want to feel connected to friends and family.
So I’ve stopped saying, “Oh, I’m too busy to do that” or “Oh, I’m tired. I’m going to just stay home” as much. I’ve been going out more, connecting. And often, I notice that once I am out, I feel more bright and blissful.
What are you doing THIS week to generate your core desired feelings?
I am wearing my new purple yoga pants as often as possible to look and feel bright.
To feel blissful, I am continuing my 40 days of yoga by coming to my mat day after day. Breathing in bliss and breathing out negativity.
I am having a nice cup of herbal tea before bed to feel calm.
I’m using my coaching and goal setting knowledge and experience (including all the good, juicy info from the Desire Map!) to create a goal setting packet, which will connect me to others and use my creativity.
Lastly, I’m going to put on a white button down shirt, a pair of black leggings and some flats to feel like Audrey Hepburn, who was one elegant woman.
What tunes/books/sites are revving up your core desired feelings these days?
Earth, Wind & Fire
Ojos de Brujo
Spring Awakening soundtrack
This music gets me going, feeling bright, connected, and blissful!
I am beginning to read The Art of Attention by Elena Brower and Erica Jago to feel more connected to my yoga practice and yoga teaching… and it is such an elegant book. I’m thinking some of the elegance will seep out and into me.
Can you share a pic of where you’ve written down your core desired feelings?
My core desired feelings stare back at me anytime I sit at my desk… along with some intentions for the year!