Qualities of Being: Reflections

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C.

What brings joy, happiness and fulfillment are universal qualities inherent in our core consciousness or deeper self, qualities such as compassion, equanimity, generosity, presence, fairness, wisdom, courage, steadfastness, sympathy, integrity and valuing of life. The balanced flow of the five emotions helps generate these qualities in ourselves. Responses to the following will help you recall these qualities.

1.  Remember a time when someone was generous with you

2.  Remember a time when you acted from your abundance.  Become aware of the qualities, feelings and sensations associated with this experience. Become aware of the qualities, feelings and sensations engendered by their generosity.

3.  Remember a time when you successfully renounced a demand from a loved one emerging from possession or control.  Recall the qualities, feelings and  sensations in your body.

4.  Remember a time when you acted from wisdom, recognizing your limits, know-how, patience, steadfastness and courage.  Recall the qualities, feelings and sensations in your body.

5.  Recall a time when you acted with assertion and determination.  Be aware of feelings and sensations.

6.  Recall a time when you acted fairly and justly.  Be aware of feelings and sensations.

7.  Recall a time when you grieved or let go of something, a process which subsequently helped you feel richer and more in touch with your heart and inner presence.  Be aware of feelings and sensations in your body.

8.  Remember a time when you valued and respected yourself.  Notice feelings and sensations in your body.

9.  Remember a time when someone felt loving compassion towards you.  Notice feelings and sensations in your body.

10. Remember a time when you felt loving compassion towards someone else with no strings attached.  Be aware of feelings and sensations in your body.

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. offers acupuncture services in his Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. office locations.

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