“Be more and you will do more.” – Catherine Grace O’Connell
You know those people you meet along the highway of life, the ones who seem to glow from within, those radiant humans whose presence is so powerful, so magnetic, you can feel it in every fiber of your being?
I’ve been blessed to know more than a few of these extraordinary humans – souls who seem to have touched the face of God, people who leave your life forever changed.
What’s their secret?
Their presence is their power – their secret sauce, their superpower.
It’s also their beauty, a different kind of beauty. A much rarer form of beauty – beauty that’s felt by the heart – beauty that’s from the heart. Beauty that is the heart.
There is an undeniable connection between being present and the power of your presence.
Your presence is everything.
The more time we spend being present, intently focused on the beauty of the current moment, the more we enhance our presence – the more we enhance our power.
When we meet someone for the first time, what we sense is their presence.
What’s Oprah’s secret? What draws us to her? Her presence.
What about Brene Brown? Same thing. Her presence.
What is presence? In a nutshell, it’s the power of your very being.
We come into the world as beautiful human beings. It isn’t long before this world turns us upside down into “human doings.”
And, then, we grow up and realize something’s wrong. We are feeling off. Off balance. Unfulfilled.
We feel lost.
What have we lost?
When we spend our lives focused on “the doing” over the being, we lose the very essence of who we are.
Focusing solely on “doing” will never enhance our being but focusing on our “being” will always enhance what we do.
The Midlife Awakening is when we begin to “undo” what we’ve learned so we can return to being – a magnificent human being.
Many women reach Midlife only to feel invisible.
Invisibility is the ultimate loss of presence.
However, it’s not caused by someone or something else. No one makes you invisible. It’s caused by losing connection to “presence.”
When we feel this way, it’s important to take note … and find our way back to the “present.”
A few weeks ago, I made a decision to disconnect from social media. I was not feeling my best, low energy, not sleeping well, and basically, off balance. My inner barometer was blinking red. I was engaging in a lot of “doing” but I wasn’t “being.” I know myself well enough to know when it’s time to let go of without and spend more time going within.
Within one week, I was back to my old self again. Well, my old self that’s now my new self.
I spent much of that week being present.
Doing less. Being more.
Stopping to smell the roses. Truly. Stopping. Breathing. Relaxing. Enjoying.
Today, it’s a bit like Christmas morning … I found my presence.
So can you!
What are you waiting for?
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