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Presence is Power
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Energy Tells the Truth

Every second is an opportunity with two alternatives: we can react and become absent and reject this opportunity in a flash in a multitude of ways or we can respond and be a witness and observe in the light of compassion. It is not possible to do both. Just as light excludes the dark, one excludes the other. Insight makes it possible for a person to know exactly and instantly which way has been chosen. How? Because the light will dim as soon as absence, resistance, or rejection is enacted. Energy always tells its own story about whether we are here or have left. We immediately sense our weakness and are not completely ourselves. Absence is dark and lonely, and we always feel the constraint of absence. We always know when the light diminishes.

A plan of action has to be formulated immediately. Insight is attention coupled with the will to act—with insight you can see with the eyes of the soul. It is always a flash, not a thought, just pure observation and attention, awareness, clarity. If attachments or doubts surface, they are reflected by the duality of mind, the imemine, not from the unity of heart. Each moment in insight represents new beginnings, an opportunity to see things as they truly are and to elect a change course, if necessary, and embark upon a journey of true prosperity, insightfulness, and to live fully alive.

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Örlæti er þakklæti sem hefur tengst frjálsu hjarta. Hver er máttur þíns hjarta?
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Forced Intimacy or Presence

To have insight is to be present and accounted for. There are several ways to bring about forced or exaggerated presence in which a person experiences a heightened sense of life. For example, most of us have felt the exhilaration of a new relationship where romance and excitement are at a peak and the body becomes so sensitized that every cell is eager to engage. Similarly, the adrenaline rush we experience when confronting a life-threatening situation is particularly intense. Indeed, it can be so exhilarating that some people are constantly putting themselves in harm’s way by engaging in various high-risk activities. Anyone who practices a dangerous sport needs to be 100 percent present, totally aware with their entire body and soul alert just to survive the moment. I call this forced intimacy or presence. This is not to belittle the experience, but rather to point out that it is not permanent and therefore just as much of a distraction as any other addiction.

Intimacy or presence in extreme situations is attractive and enticing, but it is based on a need to thrust ourselves into certain situations to feel fully alive. One form of this need for forced presence is when we go into the safe and secure environment of a cinema to watch a horror movie—beside ourselves with fear may be the closest we can get to real intimacy.

Presence is power. To be intimate is to be unified and accounted for. The previous five steps illustrate that without being aware, responsible, purposeful, committed, and we will not allow or permit intimacy. Remember, you are the power and the glory. To will is to act. Lovingly, and tenderly choose to show up in your own life and intimately experience the present you, allow love.

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In all circumstances, it is possible to ask yourself the following questions: Am I intimate with my own existence, with the circumstances and emotions they awaken in me, right now? Am I a compassionate witness with respect to the situation I am in or am I a biased judge who sees only lack and suffering, looking for a good story to fill up the emptiness—for example, This is happening because... This would never have happened if it hadn’t been for ... Or do I see my circumstances as a challenging gift, a blessing that reveals me in this moment—an opportunity to tailor my advancement accordingly?

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“Intimacy” is sometimes translated as “into me you see” and with some justification. Intimacy means being so close to someone else that they can see into you—literally perceive your innermost core. It also means being so close to yourself that you can see your own innermost core, literally touch your own heart, to be touched, in grace. We can never show anyone more than we have revealed to ourselves. We cannot lead others to a place we have not dared to go ourselves. When we are insightful, we are revealing ourselves. We dare to be open and vulnerable because we trust our hearts.

That is why we choose to be present and therefore insightful. We want to be so close to ourselves that we feel the full gravity of our own presence. We want to trust ourselves to bear scrutiny and to be so present and in touch that we can fully under- stand what we are experiencing each moment—whether it is a beautiful moment with a loved one or a challenging confrontation.

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