I'm assuming you're checking-in via the mobile CN site, so bring your phone up a little closer to your face, like you're about to take a selfie. A little closer... a little closer. Okay.
**if you didn't do the activity, go back and do it, I'll wait. It's essential. Then watch the video!**
This has always been your vantage point. The first-person perspective (like in that Kanye West video, All Falls Down where he only sees his head/face in the mirror or in Stacey Dash's sunglasses, ignore Stacey tho).
Usually you feel like you can see what you look like while you're shopping or while you're talking to people (which makes you awkward and self-conscious as hell!), but that's not the case. Things happen in that space-- people, groceries, shopping carts, your arms, your hands, the beach, your office-- but you don't see your face or head until you come across a reflective surface. And although it may seem mundane or even childish, living from your faceless center has huge implications (thanks Ye)--
1. Keeps you present- You know how I know when I'm truly 'living in the moment'? My face is no where in the picture!
So whenever you find yourself anxious, frustrated or self-conscious, turn inward and remember what you're looking out of. You are already whole, perfect, abundant and loved...you just forgot. (oh, and you suddenly realize that all those damn affirmations-- 'I am abundant', 'I am worthy', 'I already have everything I want'-- you've been repeating, hoping they'll be true some day if you repeat them enough, are actually true right now and have always been true. The whole world is in you. You are that. You are all that #AndABagOfChips)
"Two-way attention is practical. The solution to challenging situations or problems comes from being consciously open to the One who, after all, invented those challenging situations!"- Headless.org
'Closer to you than your hands and feet and nearer to you than your breathing is the One, the Source and Container of all things. When you see this One, and live consciously as this Reality, you find peace, freedom, beauty and love, inspiration and guidance.' -Richard Lang 'Seeing Who You Really Are'
p.p.s. if you see dangling curly tendrils, or a blurry smudge (that you take as your nose), or even glasses, when you look out from this openness, know that these are just the first 'objects' obscuring your big, open, crystal-clear view into the world.