We tend to narrow our focus to the view straight ahead: the tasks that need to get done, the problems we need to solve, the people who most demand our attention.
Energetically, this closes down our "radiant circuits," that energy system that plays in the joy of the moment, and is meant to release us into a more expansive field of vision. To get out of this lock down, it helps to simply stop and stretch. Like a tree that connects heaven and earth, we can send our energy up and down at the same moment, standing with awareness in our feet and extending our fingertips to the sky. And breathing.
It only takes seconds. When energy has space to move, we can expand. Our radiant circuits awaken, and we are better able to switch from surviving to savoring.