Jen started her daily practice by looking at her thoughts every day. That was interesting for awhile. Then she learned another practice that focused more on noticing what she was feeling and then choosing how she wanted to feel instead. This sparked something in her. She began to focus first on her feelings, and she found it was a more powerful experience for her.
But her practice didn’t stop there. After awhile, she realized it was still very mind oriented. She took a mind/body coach training program that emphasized connecting to the actual sensations and feelings in her body. This inspired the next shift in her practice – to identify what she was feeling and deliberately sit with those feelings, loving them just as they were in the moment without trying to change them. Instead of her practice being based in her mind, it was now a full mind/body experience.
She still felt resistance to sitting down every morning with herself, because she didn’t always want to experience her irritation or agitation. But then she had another shift – she identified the feelings she wanted to experience from her daily practice. Knowing the power of those feelings and knowing her practice would bring her to that place, now she is eager to sit down every day.
Jen shares her inspired way of working with her feelings, and tells how her practice has evolved and deepened over time to help her create her own magical, blissful, not always perfect life.
In this interview, Jen shares:
- the importance of sitting with her feelings rather than trying to change them.
- her recent shift that has her eager to practice every day.
- what she does in the evening to review her day.
- the extra questions she asks herself when she’s feeling especially challenged.
- the feelings she wants from her daily practice.
- how she works with her thoughts along with her feelings.
- her favorite writing exercise to fully connect with her thoughts and feelings.
- the important question she asks after she identifies how she wants to feel.
- what she keeps in her morning practice basket and how she uses it.
- what happens now when she misses her daily practice.
- the two simple steps she recommends to start a practice like hers.
The Practice – A Guided Practice to Come Home to Yourself
Resources to Connect with Jen:
- Jen’s website – jentrulson.com – you can get her free daily practice ebook on her website; you can also purchase her complete daily practice guide and gratitude journal here.
- Jen on Facebook – personal page
- Jen on Facebook – business page
- Jen on Instagram
Other Resources Shared in this Interview:
- Martha Beck life coach training
- Susan Hyatt
- Mind/Body coach training
- The Book of Awakening – Mark Nepo
- Desire Map – Danielle LaPorte
- Rumi – The Guest House
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