[New Year, New You] Day 5: Where Pleasure Really Comes From
Welcome to Day 5 of our 21-Day New Year, New You Challenge. Yesterday we discussed why your willingness to observe what’s happening in the present moment will significantly improve your ability to overcome obstacles and reach your goals in life. This is especially true when you’re trying to accomplish something you’ve failed at many times in the past.
Whether it’s losing weight, building a business, or making a loving relationship work, the sting of past failures can cloud how we perceive what’s happening in the present moment and compromise our ability to get back up, or trust ourselves enough to try again. If you’re struggling with that kicked down feeling, yesterday’s blog and podcast will help. Today I want to talk about pleasure, and where it really comes from, so you can tap into it and turn up the volume on it even more.
Pleasure is your spiritual pay check and the “grand prize” for playing at the game of life. The more you get, the more fun living is. Chances are good when I say “pleasure,” you may think of things like sex or chocolate, or hot summer sun on your skin. But let’s stop for a moment and consider the bigger picture–what is it you’re really looking for in these things you associate with pleasure?
There’s one thing sex, chocolate and sunsets have in common. There’s one thing about them that brings you pleasure, and as soon as you identify what it is, you’ll start to experience in the simplest experiences in your life, and it will start to show up everywhere you turn.
You can read the rest of the blog which accompanies this podcast here on The Secret Ingredient in Chocolate, Sex and Sunsets.