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Day 1: Identify Your Goals to Develop Awareness

Day 1 Identify Your Goals to Develop Awareness
"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
- Plutarch

In just 21 days, you can unlock your hidden potential and transform your habits for a more fulfilled life. With a simple combination of daily inspiration, meditation, breathing exercises and affirmations, you can achieve your goals and create the life you really want.

Week 1: Hope

Who do you want to be? What do you want your life to be like? What one thing can you change that will have positive ripple effects on other aspects of your life?

You must look deep within for an answer. That’s why meditation is important.

Your challenge for the day is to come up with one simple resolution for change. Please do not make a list. As noble as it may seem, lists of resolutions can be counter-productive.

With lists, you will undoubtedly select goals that contradict each other and this will make it harder for you to take action. So no list, but do choose one goal for the day.

From an energy perspective, no opportunity is ever lost. In fact, you will gain more and experience a boost in energy by making a clear choice.

What do you want to change? You must identify your goal internally before you can hope to achieve it in “reality.”

No matter how good others may be at playing their roles in your personal drama, whatever you want to change in your life is ultimately about you. Identify by seeing yourself at the center of your life.

Let’s meditate.

Day 1 Meditation

Wherever you are, first please sit down. You can meditate in any position, but it is best that you be in a position that is both relaxed and alert.

To keep your back straight during meditation you may lean against a wall or pillow.

Pick up your LifeParticle Card (or find a digital version at ChangeYourEnergy.com); take 30 seconds to look at the LifeParticle Sun. This will help you shift your focus to what you want to achieve.

Now close your eyes and take a deep breath and slowly exhale until you empty out your lungs. Relax your shoulders and breathe like this 2 more times.

Keep your eyes closed and see yourself in your current location, mentally recognizing everything in your immediate environment. See any plants, furniture, appliances, computers or artwork. See your body in the center of this space.

Take a deep breath in then slowly exhale. Imagine something disappearing from the room as you exhale. For two minutes continue breathe in and exhale, emptying out your lungs and the space around you, one object at a time.

When you are done, shake your shoulders vigorously for 30 seconds to release any remaining tension. Do you feel lighter?

This meditation is an important step toward realizing that you are at the center of all of your circumstances and relationships. We encourage you to do this exercise again to help yourself feel “centered” throughout the day.

Recognizing yourself at the center of your life, say the weekly affirmation out loud. If possible, look at yourself in the mirror.

"In every day, in every way, I am changing and growing. I can choose to make it better!”

Get the motivation and inspiration to stay on track with your personal goals by taking the 2014 New Year’s Resolution Challenge!

Important Practice Tips

Try to meditate at the same time every day:

Please remember that meditation involves your body and mind. Both will respond best to a consistent practice at a regular time. You will have better results if you do this around the same time every day.

Be patient with the Healing Process:
These 21 days will be process of self-healing. The healing process means that some emotional items you identify and release may seem to intensify as you are releasing them.

Also, there may be subtle physical reactions to the emotional release such as unexpected exhaustion or mild achiness.

This message is not intended as medical advice, so please consult your healthcare practitioner with any health concerns.

Written by Temani Aldine
A man wearing many hats, Temani's background as a lawyer, writer, yoga instructor, lifelong meditation student and polyglot makes communications and marketing a good fit for him. It also makes him a one man Changeyourenergy.com embassy.
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I am ready to change my energy. To feel fit and be an energetic person! Today's meditation helped me to set my goal for the day and bceome simple and clear! I can feel my brain and body ready to take action!
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During this first day of meditation I learned that I need to clearly set a goal for the day and enjoy the moment to moment process of completing that goal. It helps me to be focused on what I really want for myself and keeps me centered instead of following my emotions.
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Much change in my life, plus an organizing task in front of me looks impossible. I am resisting......anxious and sleepless...want to opt out. But I choose to change and complete all with awareness, kindness and love for myself and for other members of my team. I can do it/we can do it!
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Kathy, I am so glad that you are a part of this and I look forward to hearing about your experiences!
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Sending lifeparticles to strengthen you!
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Wonderful Kathy! I know you can do it
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Day 1 of the 21 day challenge was inspiring and full of wonderful energy! Looking forward to reaching new depths in my meditation. I can do this!!
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I am excited to take this 21 day challenge, I'm filled with inspiration and I openly embrace transformation as we transition from the past year towards 2014. Let's change ourselves to change the world!
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I started the 21 day Challenge!!! I am so excited for this chance to CHANGE. I can feel the HOPE inside my brain.
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