Whew! Seriously – we have on average, 50,000 thoughts a day, and 90 some percent of them are the same we had the day before and without care, they’ll be mostly the same tomorrow. That’s like carrying the same grocery bags back and forth and back and forth from the car to the garage to the kitchen and then back out again, over and over. What can we do to get out of the mindless cycle? Be mindful. If we’re present and paying attention, we see what the universe is showing us. When we’re creating something, we’re present. When we’re
Here I find myself on the road again. In a hotel again. Texas this time, Dallas, then Waco, then Austin, y’all. So, travel. Are you someone who loves it? It’s one of my favorite indulgences (or is it a necessity?) in this world. There are so many beautiful places, different climates and landscapes, so many interesting people and different cultures (even within the U.S.) to experience. I always learn so much, have so much fun, enjoy different foods and relish the feeling of exploring new landscapes. What’s not to love? Well the one thing I missed, was a quiet space
We can establish a meditation practice, but why? Why do we begin? To get in touch with our inner thoughts? To loosen those thoughts from any stranglehold they may have on us? To notice that we are sleeping a little better? That we have become more patient, a little calmer, less reactive or jumpy? For our health because we’ve heard the practice can naturally reduce blood pressure, be healthy for our heart and lungs, calm the nervous system, etc.? To be a nicer person? These are all good, legitimate reasons to meditate. And knowing this, we may decide to
There is a simple, intuitive exercise you can practice every morning that doesn’t take much time, but can make a big difference in your day.
We go within. We branch out. Within and outside ourselves.
Marianne Williamson said, years ago on a Hay House Cruise, that until we clear out the clutter in our lives, metaphorically and literally, we can’t make room for anything new. It’s a simple thing, really, but our ego often refuses to put down some of the unnecessary or even harmful things we carry, preventing us from opening the gate. The gate to what?