If there is one thing I love practicing, it’s seeing people – and with that I mean, really seeing people. I often forget as I go about my day, but what matters is that I begin each morning with a blissful determination, reminding myself see and connect with as many people as I can.
It’s a beautiful practice, and very rewarding – also for me. It’s something very sacred about seeing the light in someone’s eyes as they notice they are seen. Coincidentally, this also happens to be one of my favorite aspects of public speaking. When I gaze out over the audience and connect with someone – there is a beautiful light that comes on in that person’s eyes, and it fills me with so much happiness and inspiration each moment it happens.
It’s true, even for me; when I’m listening to a seminar myself, sitting in the audience, I patiently wait for the speaker to notice me as well. We all love being seen, and when it happens, yes, I must admit, it does feel exciting. In fact I love when it happens! A few weeks ago I went to see Deepak Chopra on his book tour for his latest book, You are the Universe. I was sitting very far in the back of the room, so I couldn’t really connect eye to eye, but I still felt seen. Deepak Chopra has a remarkable ability to connect with everyone in the audience, no matter how large the room is. As luck would have it, as I lined up to have my book signed after the seminar, we got to connect there and then, and I was seen, and I felt it in my heart.
The beautiful part of being seen by someone who cherishes the present moment is how it brings us right into the present as well.
My wish is to stay in the present moment as much as I possibly can, and to truly connect with people on a soul level. This is also my motto when I meet with clients as a therapist. No matter what the issue is, or what we’re talking about that day, each session is sacred, and I make sure I spend at least a few minutes, fully seeing my client.
Try it out! It’s really quite something… When I am in that place in me, and you are in that place in you, we are one.
With Love & Gratitude, Anna-Karin, xo
Anna-Karin Bjorklund is a joyous writer and inspirational speaker, and the author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire! She is also a Therapist in Newport Beach specializing in Dream Analysis, Anxiety, Public Speaking, Stress, and Couples therapy. She loves sharing her passion for dreams and soul growth with audiences near and far, and has made expert appearances on Fox & Friends, and the Steve Harvey TV Show on NBC, and been interviewed by Money Magazine, Daily Worth, Marie Claire UK and other media outlets.