How To

Find your drishti, Focus

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Have you ever felt distracted, rushed or unable to focus?

Do you remember starting one thing and by the end of the day it turned into six projects? All of which are unfinished.

We chalk it up as normal creative flow but is it?

Is it normal to be distracted or is is it a sign of the times?

Our ability to “focus” is a war zone and we have to use tactical steps to get the job done.

I’ve found peace through a simple yet not so simple Yoga practice called finding your Drishti.

It’s the ability to find something to focus on & direct your energy towards. In fact I’ve compiled another 5 STEP list.

Before I get into the “Five Steps To Finding Your Drishti” I have to share with you my Yoga testimony to explain my connection with this practice that I’ve come to know and love. Yes, love.

IT STARTED WITH A CAR ACCIDENT

Back in 2011 an insane driver came head-on into my lane causing a horrific accident. The MRI’s revealed that my spine had the early signs of degenerative disease. I didn’t want any experimental surgery or kidney destroying drugs so I opted for Hot Yoga [Bikram Yoga] and regular supplements. [Learn more.]

THEN ANOTHER ACCIDENT

Yes, you read it correctly. A second accident in January 2019 sent me to the chiropractors. This time a pizza driver ran the red and plowed into us. This second scan had me nervous and the DC sat me down.

THE RESULT

My spine is vibrant and healthy!!! I asked him if he saw anything and he looked at me with an awkward stare, “No why, are you expecting something?” Honestly, I was in awe. My previous diagnosis DIDN’T EXIST IN MY BODY! I was ecstatic and grateful for the life changes that I’ve made.


FIND YOUR DRISHTI

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1.PICK ONE GOAL

When I stepped into the Yoga studio the instructor guided us to find our “Drishti” or a place of focus.

This was easier said than done and it took a lot of practice. I had to make a decision to focus on one object and devote my energy towards it.

 
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2. FIX YOUR GAZE

Your eyes are a powerful tool which is why it’s important to focus, gaze and look at what you desire.

I struggled on holding my Asana yet I stuck with it. Believing that
I would improve over time.

In Yoga and life I have to remember to look at what I desire. I guess that’s why I appreciate vision boards.

 
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3. BREATHE

This is such an important part. It connects your head-space with your physical-space.

Listen to your breath as you exhale and it leaves your body. What was once internal became external.

Breathing grounds us and it is the perfect anchor.

 
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4. START SIMPLE

Condition your mind to enjoy the process or journey. Hopefully the small win’s will be filed under an emotional folder called things-we-enjoy.

Your Drishti unlocks the door to unlimited possibilities. The cycle is: focus, breathe, win & celebrate.

 
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5. PRACTICE OFTEN - There are so many benefits to focusing your energy. The biggest benefit is having a TO-DO list that’s DONE and moving onto the next project.

Having a guide was a game-changer for me. I’m 100% positive that it made all the difference.

Find your Drishti and if you can’t, find a guide who will remind you of it.

Finding your Drishti elevates the soul, trains the mind and strengthens the body.
— Ho'omālamalama

BENEFITS OF A GUIDE

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If it wasn’t for my Yoga instructor I would have failed. Hearing her voice prompting us to, “Stay focused” and “Find your Drishti” made all the difference. After some time I was able to do it alone and enjoy the process.

HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT

The purpose of a guide isn’t to control but rather to direct. To help one find their focus or re-focus. Then it dawned on me, my program is THAT guide! I help Women focus on what’s important to them through an eight module online class and a livestream mastermind. I call this creation, “Walk Inn Beauty Mastermind” which consist of an online E-Course and three Livestream sessions. The E-Course is called “The Opening Ceremony” because it lays down the foundation to the mastermind. Think of it as a prerequisite to the “Walk Inn Beauty Mastermind.”

THE OPENING CEREMONY

EIGHT [8] MODULE, SELF STUDY SESSIONS

  1. WHO AM I

  2. FIVE [5] REALMS OF BEAUTY

  3. CLARITY = CERTAINTY

  4. SEVEN [7] LEVELS DEEP

  5. ONE [1] ATTITUDE TO RULE THEM ALL

  6. BOWL OF LIGHT “CEREMONY”

  7. ALIGNMENT AND ANCHORING

  8. CELEBRATION

    Worksheets [pdf] for each module.

MASTERMIND GROUP

THREE [3] MONTHS OF LIVESTREAMS AND COMMUNITY

  • One LIVESTREAM session per month.

  • Private facebook group.

  • Instagram spotlight.

  • A “focused-session” to get stuff done!

Mermaid’s special

3 Months of “WALK INN BEAUTY MASTERMIND”

And “The opening ceremony”

3 for 1

[Three months for the price of one month.]


examples of the pdf’s

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AT THE HEART OF EVERY SUCCESS IS THE ABILITY TO FOCUS.
— HO’OMALAMALAMA
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How to RE-START

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“WELCOME BACK!”

We’ve all heard that term before and sometimes you can catch a hint of, “Where have you been?”

More often then not there’s questions, wonderment & even concern, but often we hear judgement.

Take fitness classes for instance; you start off strong and somewhere in the middle a distraction pops up then you stop. You want to go to class but you’re concerned about what others will say or think about you.

WHY?

Why do we assume the worst? Honestly… what’s wrong with our brain? Are we self-sabotaging?

First of all nothings wrong with your brain but a few adjustments might need to happen to your thoughts. Let me rephrase, “Stink’n think’n will hold you back.”

Now that we’ve cleared the path, by identifying the clutter [stink’n think’n], let’s dive into the title of this blog. So if you’ve ever set a goal and failed, no worries, because this is how to re-start after a break.

I am open to receiving good things into my life.
Good things are meant to happen to me.
I deserve unconditional love.
— Daily Affirmation
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#1 Ignore Negativity

From self-talk to nay-sayers, just ignore them. In my eBook, Walk In Beauty, I share strategies to help you realign and re-fresh your thoughts.

TIP: Create a Pinterest board with positive words and quotes. Commit to reading them daily. Here’s an example.

 
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#2 Move Your Body

Sitting still in negative thoughts is counterintuitive to reaching goals. So if you have a desire to tone-up, sitting in a pool of failed attempts will not serve you.

TIP: No matter what type of goal you have commit to doing one [1] thing daily. That’s one small step towards _______. [You name it.]

 
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#3 Feed Your Soul With Happiness

Don’t wait for someone to make you happy or give you purpose. Get around happy people, reflect their joy and create purpose

TIP: Write down several reasons as to WHY you’re glad to re-start a project or fitness challenge. Post it on your fridge and read it daily.

 
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#4 Allow Nature To Inspire You

How many times has it rained, stormed and thundered? Yet a tiny seed finds a home then sprouts a leaf. Nature has to overcome human occupation and it never relents. Mother Nature is an amazing resource of strength.

TIP: Grab a planner, I use a Make Mahalo Planner, then head outdoors. Feel the sun, breeze or raindrop on your skin and create a plan-of-action.

 
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#5 Think “Longevity”

We mistake failures for death. We fail and assume that the dream or goal is dead. Often sweeping it under the rug of unfulfilled ideas. However, life goes on. A failed attempt is just a minor set back.

TIP: Adjust your plan and swap your schedule around. Make TIME, don’t wait for TIME. Because TIME is eternal, it never ends.


REVIEW

  1. MIND - Ignore Negativity

  2. BODY - Move Your Body

  3. SOUL - Feed Your Soul With Happiness

  4. NATURE - Allow Nature To Inspire You

  5. ETERNAL - Think “Longevity”


Fortunately each of the five areas mentioned come from the, “5 Realms Of Beauty” a teaching format which is written into Walk In Beauty. There are so many details that would not fit in a blogpost, which is why I wrote the eBook. Also, if you purchase the eBook it comes with printable[s] for every chapter. It’s sort of a workbook/manual to guide you on your journey.

ONE MORE THING

Keep looking up, things will get better. Mahalo for reading and please share this post with someone you care about. Let’s build a fit community together.

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What if you don't feel like it!

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Have you ever hit snooze on the alarm [10x's] because you really don't want to do anything.

No fitness, no meal prep, no nothing! Just lay in bed and cozy up with your PJ's.

What if you don't want to go into work? Well, then you don't get paid or worse... you get fired. So what does one do? If there's money or job related responsibility involved we often push past our feelings and drudge on!

But what if you don't get paid to workout or eat healthy? Now what?! That's when you need serious MOTIVATION, and it should happen daily. [Why] Because you're building a nest of positivity.

Your “Nest Of Positivity” is a safeguard from the volatile changes of a weary world. Whose purpose is to drain you of your vibrancy.
— Ho'omalamalama

HOW TO BUILD A NEST OF POSITIVITY

Imagine every branch, stick or twig as a positive thought or inspiration. You are building something for the future, and that's how motivation works. It's a curated collection of good-thoughts. And when the winds of persecution, hate, drama, negative thoughts and the like come to destroy you, you have nothing to fear. All they're blowing against is a nest fortified with twigs of thoughtfulness and branches of beauty.   

[Speaking of beauty I know just the place to start click here.]

There are two things you can do right now to start building that nest; Evaluate & Eliminate.

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You can grab a free Habit-Tracker printable and get started right away. Don't forget to watch the tutorial.

FIT-FOODIE

I often treat my quinoa like rice. Growing up in Hawaii we were heavily influenced by Asian cultures. So it's not uncommon to have a rice bowl. Now I substitute rice for quinoa & I usually have kimchi with it.

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Want to learn more about the FIT FOODIE PROGRAM? Comment below, let's chat.

PEACE Be the Journey

HOW TO STICK TO YOUR PLAN. PART 2

Special Edition

PART 2 is reserved for MERMAIDS. You can easily join by subscribing to the newsletter and gain exclusive access to teachings, trainings and more. 

I wanted to share this with my Mermaid community, eco & soul beauties, because I invested a lot of time and thought into answering their number one question: How do I stick to my plan? 

I don't take this subject lightly and want to stay connected with those who read and digest what I wrote. PEACE Be the Journey.