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Terry Tillman Terry Tillman mentor. adventurer. neural-linguist.

Terry Tillman's mission is to support and mentor people in producing results, discovering their value, and realizing their dreams. He's living proof that it is possible to do it all. [www.227company.com]

The bottom line is loving. The more loving I learn to be, the better my life works.  From my perspective and experience, that’s a full-time job for a lifetime.

How do I go about it? How do I love myself first and take care of myself so I’ve got the kind of energy that serves and gives, that lifts and contributes?

What works well for me is to hold the intention of loving. Often, that’s enough. I don’t need to know how to love. I only need to know that loving is what I want to do. I take a step in that direction and keep my awareness in the present so I’ll recognize when I need to make adjustments to keep myself moving in the direction of loving.

I’m now 67 and I would say that my ability to love and to hold the intention of loving has progressed from a kindergarten level to maybe fourth or fifth grade.  The times I go off course are fewer and the times I stay off course are shorter – I catch myself quickly. At this point, if I don’t catch myself and make an adjustment within ten minutes, that’s a long time.

What also helps is making sure the basics are covered every day. I meditate, exercise, eat good food, get enough sleep, drink lots of water, and take supplements. I take good care of myself physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. If I’m off track, I make adjustments depending on how I’m off. If I’m tired and grumpy I rest or meditate. If my energy’s low, I exercise.

The way I’ve found to get energy is to put out energy. I go toward the resistance rather than away from it. For example, if I fly to Europe, landing after 12 hours of travel, jet-lagged and tired, but knowing I’ve got to go to work in six hours, I’ll go for a run. I’ll do the thing I don’t want to do and that helps me find the energy I need, whereas going directly to sleep would put me under for the next three days. I pay attention to what works for me.

The main thing that keeps my intention clear and loving is spiritual exercise – meditation. I meditate consistently to maintain my inner focus and live my life from the inside out as best I can.

– Terry Tillman

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