I am exploring tools and techniques for experiencing happiness more. Here’s one I am working with. Try it and see how it works for you. It’s a bit similar to the ‘FreezeFrame’ technique the HeasrtMath people have developed, but this one has a different focus.
Here’s how it goes.
When you are experiencing something pleasant, take an “sensograph” or “energy photograph” of how the event feels in your body. For example, this morning when I was in the shower, I took a “sensograph” of the experience of it in that moment. I heard the pounding sound of the water as it hit my shower cap, I felt the warm water sluicing down my back and arms and how it moved along my hands and fingers, I noticed the feeling of the hot water dribbling down my right ankle and the easy, happy feeling in my belly as all this was happening.
Once I had all the details in focus, I kind of ‘snapped the picture of it by taking in a long slow breath and breathing it into my memory. I know it’s still there because now, when I close my eyes, I can relive it. Just like one can relive a photograph.
I’d love some comment if anyone gives this a try!