The Month to be Bold
February is the month of the Tiger. This powerful animal is bold and in full control of its domain. The main reason why the Tiger is in control is because of its daily walking meditation. Engaging in such practice diminishes the mind chatter and brings forth clarity making it obvious as to what the next successive steps should be on your journey.
It is important this month to connect to your inner vision, remain strong, persistent, and bold so you are able to meet challenges head on. This is a powerful formula to navigate your present situation.
The Tiger chooses which pursuits to expend its energy. Therefore, it behooves you this month not to waste your efforts on things that are not showing a positive return. Think about the Tiger's wisdom and look for better opportunities. At the same time, be patient, optimistic, and use methods that have worked for you in the past. It's important to remove distractions this month and allow things to unfold at their own pace, even if that pace is much slower than you would like.
The Tiger consists of three charged elements (Wood, Fire and Earth). The loshu map this month represents the number 5 corresponding to the center. The center is the driving force for all things in the universe, including the earth and the human body. In other words, all things are influenced by the center. It is considered a reflection point; hence why daily walking meditations are important.
Let's take a look at how the elements play out this month and how you can benefit from them.
Earth: (LoShu Map and Hidden Tiger Element)
Remain grounded and centered
Make sure your basic needs are met
Spend time outdoors to balance your nervous system
Work from a position of equanimity
Be aware of all things that revolve around you
Yang Wood and Yang Fire (Remaining Elements of the Tiger)
Quick to act
Stick to known and fast solutions
Full of energy
Incorporating the aforementioned qualities this month to your personal and professional life is most advantageous. In addition, as the Loshu map returns all trigrams to their original home, then all aspects of your life should receive equal focus from your family, finances, goals, relationships, fun, opportunities, career and self exploration.
Another notable point to consider this month is not to give into illusion, as it only causes suffering. The more you can remain present, clarity will rise, and the ability to take bold action will be effortless.
"The doors will be opened to those who are brave enough to knock."
Most progress has been led by those who were bold and created their own opportunities. If you want to be bold and unstoppable, here are a few ways to get your momentum in gear. -- Fake it until you make it. You may be pleasantly surprised at what happens when you are bold. -- Make the first move. Don't wait for someone else to get the ball in motion. -- Try something new. -- Be unpredictable. -- Ask for what you want. -- Take risks and rediscover who you are.
Engaging in mindful walking practices has fascinating benefits. Probably the most impactful is bringing the mind and body into sync. Here are a few benefits of a mindful walking routine.
-- Cultivates mindfulness and wakeful presence.
-- Facilitates control of our thoughts and emotions.
-- Improves mental and physical health.
-- Improves concentration.
-- Inspires creativity.
-- Oneness with nature.