Monday Moment: Unwritten

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Oh, y’all. We are getting into it today. This one drops it all the way down low, into the depths of what mindfulness can do, if you let it.

The reason we practice is to learn to be with ourselves first, no matter what we’re thinking, feeling, or experiencing in any given moment. Eventually, the patience, lack of judgment and compassion we develop for ourselves begins to extend outward to others, as we notice the similarities between their experience and ours. This shift doesn’t take anything away from our own work, though, and eventually, you’re gonna hit that spot.  Read More


Monday Moment: Open up

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Morning! Hope your weekend included a few adventures and opportunities to open your mind. This quote from Carl Jung is a nice reminder that it’s easier to rely on patterns of thought we already have in place for assessing new experiences. But, if you’re present and really paying attention, you might find some new ways for understanding not only what’s happening around you, but also – just maybe – yourself as well.

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Monday Moment: Head in the clouds

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This quote is a bit of a thinker for Monday morning, but I promise you it’s worth it. If you’ve been doing some pondering lately about what you want from life and how to get it, you’ve probably been gathering as much info as possible from outside of yourself. Information is important, and you can’t know your options without it. But, you’re not going to know what to do with that info if you don’t know how to look inward.

There is a whole lot of wisdom quietly hanging out within you, nudging you with “gut instincts” and moments of clarity here and there. You can have more of that, you know, but for that to happen, you need some skills — skills you build with three main ingredients: your attention, your intention and your breath. Stop, inhale, exhale. Let that breath be your focus as your mind tries to pull you away from it. It’s ok, just come back to it. Check out how grateful all that wisdom is, that you’re finding paying attention to it, and how it begins to speak a little louder for you. And all you had to do was listen.

Take that, Monday. As for you, be sure to keep it a mindful one.

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