To fuel our highest level performance we need a clear mind. If the mind is filled with fear, self-sabotaging beliefs, and self-doubt, we are impeded, a bit like driving a car with the brake on. Emotional turmoil clouds our view and we cannot perform well.
So, how do we get high, according to my definition? The secret is to use our own body as a vehicle for the very transformation we are looking for. We do it through movement and through breath. It is called yoga and meditation.
Life can get fast-paced and demanding, causing an overload of stress. Employ your free choice and take a three-minute, refreshing vacation. You can afford three minutes. Your productivity will go up after you reenergize from this vacation.
Without change in ourselves we become stifled and stagnant; without change in the world we will not survive. Such impermanence means that every difficulty, challenge, joy, or success will, at some point, be different: This too shall pass.
Meditation is the discovery of that point of silence within, like a compass needle that guides us in the right direction at the right time. To become silent, to be still in the ocean of hectic, noisy action, is a choice many people are now making.
Visualizing the soul as a garden helps us really feel an inner space that is both sacred and filled with life. Here, we can sow the seeds of all our most cherished experiences and weed out the self-defeating doubts we have acquired from the time in which we live.