I find gratitude a dead-end (see my post “I’m so grateful.”). I have used it as a dead-end, anyway. A way to stop exploring something. I stop looking deeper into the wonder. ‘I’m grateful for (blank). Thank goodness it’s awesome. The end.’ It’s a relief it’s here; a one-time gift. When I engage with something … Continue reading Gratitude Vs. Reverence.
"The Present MomentNothing missing. Nothing extra. Simultaneously nothing and everything."Twitter post 25 October 2021 I've been exploring some aspects of my Universe lately. What I've come back to over and over again is that the Present Moment is our point of entry into a life beyond our conditioned responses. Bring your awareness to where you … Continue reading The Present Moment
Kintsugi, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.Wikipedia My mindfulness allows me to reconcile the fact that I feel broken. I can sit with this feeling … Continue reading Repair.
I've struggled with routine and self-discipline for much of my life. I was often reminded of it by the people around me. Lazy. Absent-minded. Forgetful. Scatter-brained. Irresponsible. Undisciplined. At the end of the day undisciplined is probably the best descriptor of what was going on. Discipline for me evokes ideas of tasks that are militant, … Continue reading Self-Discipline.
Happy New Year! This year I am committing to more writing and have a bit of a plan. Each month I am going to work through a wellness topic, explore different aspects, and hopefully discover some beliefs and habits that can be cleared and replaced with something more in-line with where I am right now. … Continue reading 2022.
When you show up for something consistently, the activity becomes a comfortable place to be and space for expansion and wonder. When I was running long distances, I would get settled in my pace and I was able to ponder creative insights and solutions to all of my daily issues. Currently I have a journaling … Continue reading How Can I Best Show Up?
You can have whatever or be whatever you want. That's cool. So... What do I want? I have struggled with that question for so much of my life, but I know the truth of it is that I did not struggle when I was young. Very young. I grew up with several siblings. I remember … Continue reading So… What Do I Want?
Have you ever stopped to consider that this moment right now, this instant, is all that really exists? Our awareness is here. This second. Last second is gone. Next second hasn't come. This very instant. Right here. This is it. Are you aware? When you step back and observe this instant, what do you notice? … Continue reading Instant.
Morning routine can serve as the ultimate space to feel your intuitive self. Waking up a little bit earlier and cultivating some quiet rituals before the rush of the morning can serve as a nourishing time to connect to what is truly important to you. Setting intentions about how to show up, getting an honest … Continue reading Morning Routine.