50 thousand thoughts a day

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

May 12, 2017 6 Comments BAlbright Health , , , ,

There is no meditative practice.

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

March 5, 2017 8 Comments BAlbright Prosperity , , ,

When the world drags you by the hand

And every day the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this. And this. And this. And this.” And every day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it in on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.” -Iain Thomas

July 24, 2016 13 Comments BAlbright Health , , ,

If you were 87

I’m 87 years old as I write this. Well, I’m imagining I am, taking a few minutes to get myself in that mindset, before I write my current self this letter. What would I say? What would I tell myself to go for? What would I tell myself to release? At 87, what makes me most proud? What makes me the happiest? What, at 87, do I wish I’d done? Not regret – because I’m too wise at 87 to waste time on regret – but what do I wish I’d done? What things would I remind my current self

October 11, 2015 7 Comments BAlbright Love , , , , ,
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