10 Simple Steps to Balance Your Brain & Expand Your Life.

Hi Friends,

Welcome to week 2 of our 7 week Bliss-In. How is it going so far? I’m hoping your first week was calming, inspirational, and connected you right back to where all the answers are, inside of you! When we are calm, centered, and connected, our intuition has space to come into the front of our consciousness.

Without space we get caught in a web of our thinking that leads to anxiety, fear, stress, and sickness. Our intuition is always there, waiting in the wings to bring us into a state of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being, but it can’t come out and play when our thoughts are racing, hogging up the playground of the mind. Meditation, and yoga, when practiced with ease, works as a tool to wave us right back into the center of ourselves.

When we are in the center of ourself, we can begin to observe without getting involved. When we are in the center, we are grounded, steady, strong, and open, ready for anything. When we are balanced we are soft, fluid, like water, ready for anything. When we are in the center, we can use our fire mindfully, when we want to throw a curve ball, or deliver an invigorating moment, but we aren’t consumed with the flames of agression. Fire is essential for an exciting, awake, vibrant life, but we want to be able to choose when we light the flame. When we have balance, we have access to all our elements, and we decide what we’d like to play. When we get our thoughts under control, and allow space for our intuition to play, and continue living this way, our intuition has the opportunity to simmer in the center of ourselves, and with that simmering, unique expression, the ability to heal, and create beyond what is expected becomes simple.

The choice is yours. What do you pick? A life of roller coaster swirls of thoughts, anxieties, emotions, and fear or a life of calm ease, open and strong body, creative intuitive mind, where anything is possible. Pick the first choice and you know what you’re going to get. You’ll go to work, raise your family, be subject to the highs and lows, dramas, elation, and anger that every situation brings. You’ll be tossed in the waves of anxiety and fear. Your self worth will lean towards seeking approval from others and conformity. You’ll live a while, get sick from a stress related cause, and move on to the next world. Pick the second and your possibilities expand without limits. You will live a life following your intuition, be drawn towards activities, people, and a career that validates you, makes a difference in the world, helps yourself and helps others. You will experience synchronicity on a daily basis, feel energized, enthused, and enjoy a zest for life. You’ll spend your life inspiring everyone you come into contact with. Your skin will glow, you will experience health and happiness your whole life.

Please pick the second! I know the outcome is a little less certain, but you can do it! Follow your intuition, cultivate practices to continue you on the path, and experience awesome-ness!

Here are some fantastic tips on expanding your consciousness, and bringing yourself into balance from my friends Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi’s new New York Times bestselling book, Super Brain!


10 Simple Steps to Balance Your Brain & Expand Your Life.

1.  Put a higher value on being awake, aware, and alert.

2.  Resist conformity – don’t think and act like everyone else

3.  Value yourself – don’t wait for the approval of others to validate you.  instead of desiring external validation, strive to help others.

4.  Expose your mind to a higher vision of art, poetry and music.

5.  Question your own core beliefs.

6.  Work on reducing the demands of the ego. Expand beyond the limits of I, Me, mine. – How can I help over What can I get, what can I prove.

7.  Aim for the highest meaning your life can have. When you aim for your highest purpose, and align your intention with your actions, you will get into the flow, experience synchronicity, and feel energized from the inside out.

8.  Keep faith that inner growth is an unending process.

9.  Walk the spiritaul path, however you define it with integrety and hope.

10.  Have fun! (ok, I put that one in to round it out, but fun is essential!)

Remember, it’s not just what you practice, but how. Practice with joy, intention, and ease and watch your life come into perfect balance.

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Miss week 1? You can catch up on getting centered and grounded here! Stay tuned for a yoga routine to work on balance on Wednesday and some balanced time in the kitchen on Friday! See you soon! Let me know how it’s going in the comments! I love to hear your thoughts as part of the collective conversation!




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8 Responses to 10 Simple Steps to Balance Your Brain & Expand Your Life.

  • Outstanding post! I love how you delve deeper into expanding our idea of intuition. Gotta catch up on the Bliss-in! Sounds really great, especially during the holidays!!!

  • ines said on 11-26-12 at 8:51 am

    You are an inspiration! Thank you for another great post!

  • Kate said on 11-26-12 at 4:44 pm

    You’re awesome. I had a great week last week. I look forward to another one… You are an inspiration. Thank you!

  • ozum said on 11-27-12 at 12:24 am

    Thank you so much Tara! I’m loving the Bliss In videos.. I was gonna ask you may be you can explain more about meditation in one of those videos. I do alternate nostril breathing but I still don’t understand how to meditate.
    And thank you so much for all the yoga videos!

  • Dear Tara,

    I am following your 7 week bliss-in programme from Europe. I want to say I am really thankful you are doing this programme. It is really nice to go a little deeper on these subjects and take 7 weeks to ripen. Love it and catch up later!
    Send you much love from Belgium!

  • Chantel said on 11-28-12 at 12:55 am

    Awesome start to week 2. Week 1 was great. Had a wonderful chat with my spouse about our ideal day, inspired by your post.I thought about it often through the week and tried my best to have that ideal day.

  • Samantha said on 12-01-12 at 2:53 am

    Hi Tara,

    I just joined the 7 week bliss in and am catching up to you all. I had a lightbulb moment last week and what you describe here articulates it perfectly. I was living choice one. I have a 5 year old who is severely disabled and some pretty gnarly medical issues, since his birth it has been a rollercoaster, literally, and although I have done everything humanly possible to take care of him (probably to the point where I deserve an honorary medical degree!) I feel like I have been living in a fog. The moment came when we were playing together, it was easy, natural and fun and I thought to myself “this is how I want to feel all the time”. I am always happy in those moments, but the rest of the time I feel a little lost and almost like I am not suposed to be happy, people keep telling me my life must be hard and that they couldn’t do it. It is almost as though I started believing it myself. I realised that I deserve to be happy, my son certainly is and I am responsible for that , we deserve to be happy together! So I choose option number two, bring it on! Thank you for sharing this wonderful program.

  • Jamiles Jimenez said on 12-01-12 at 11:42 pm

    Can you put up a video about how to get into a bridge without falling back.

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