One year ago today, I completed my book, “Authentic Sensual Living” and delivered it to Deborah Roth, Executive Editor, to begin editing.
This past year has been transforming for me in ways I NEVER imagined! I wrote “Authentic Sensual Living” as a blueprint for readers to construct their own authentic and sensual living plan. A life that is unique. A life that is satisfying.
I encouraged readers to live everyday of their life, moment to moment, by their own design.
Designing a sensual living plan can be summed up in four simple, yet extremely important steps. It is straightforward. All you need to do to implement your plan is F-E-E-L.
F – Focus on reality
E – Explore who you really are
E – Experiment with being in command of your own perspective
L – Let go of your thoughts; allow your authentic feelings to guide your behavior
Now, more than ever, I realize that the words I wrote one year ago are absolutely true. Readers across the country and around the world have shared inspirational examples of how their lives have been enriched by taking pleasure in their senses and responsibility for the way they interact with the world around them.
Here is a summary of the guidelines offered in “Authentic Sensual Living.”
In order to “Focus,” stay in your body. Be fully present moment to moment. Notice how your body is reacting to any given situation. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel?
“Explore!” Exploring who you really are can be frightening at the beginning. Approach exploration as an adventure. Approach exploration as an adventure. Tell yourself the truth. Self-exploration is about self-acceptance.
Happiness is not something you find, but rather something you create. Pleasure and reward do not always show up in your life how you might expect it. Living a rich life means you are willing to “Experiment”. Experiment with life and develop awareness, agility, and an attitude that is open to outcome.
“Let Go” of your thoughts! Allow your authentic feelings to guide you. Simply put, “Experience the experience!”
Separate your thoughts from your feelings. Experience only feelings. Acknowledge them for what they are, authentic feelings and part of your human physical and emotion natural response.
Be keenly aware of people and situations around you.
FEEL the gratitude of being alive. Often, gratitude in this moment is enough to give you the inspiration to stay on track.
“Cheers” to life and to you! Thank you for sharing the one-year anniversary of “Authentic Sensual Living.”