|YOU WON'T SEE THE DRAGON FLY IF YOU ARE NOT ALERT|
ALERT:Being ALERT to the moment you are living in currently is the most important thing you can do on a daily basis. ALERT has a sense of wakefulness about it and at times a sense of urgency to it. Notice the colors, smells, textures, and nuances around you. Noticing is the action of awareness. Alertness takes it one step further. Notice what is different about your environment and then add the component of feeling to it. How are you feeling good about the space you are in? What can you change to help you feel better?
If you took a moment and closed your eyes, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? It came from your unedited gut. It is attempting to tell you something important but you keep pushing it away. This, “first thing,” might be as simple as remembering the dishes in the sink. If so, just get up and do them. But this “first thing” might be that gnawing thought that you are not happy at your job. That is more complex, but still needs you to be ALERT and take action to do something different about it in order to be happier in your life. Thus be ALERT! Be ALERT to all of the nuances in your environment and your emotional belly so that you can live a life as deliberate and as happy as possible. Being ALERT is having the “on” switch on in your emotional belly. Be ALERT to it.