Meditation Monday: I need a mom…

middle pillar“I’m not tired.” Remember being five and insisting you weren’t tired even as you were crying for no apparent reason or running around like a crazed chipmunk?

I do. And, I remember being on the mommy side of this moment too; knowing that I needed to insist that it was “time for bed” because my little one just couldn’t figure it out for herself.

This week I did everything to not meditate. Well, it seemed like everything… I was cranky, uncomfortable, tired, distracted – looking everywhere for relief, except to the one thing that would bring me back to me.

It happens.

Luckily, after a few days of flailing Meditation Mommy came to visit. She’s the part of me who remembers to take care of me when the rest of me forgets. She has all the qualities I need:

  • A squishy lap: softness
  • Hugs: warmth
  • Loves me when I’m a mess (or think I am): acceptance
  • Sparkly blue eyes: aliveness
  • Unlimited ability to listen: empathy
  • Nowhere else to go: patience
  • Holds the superpower of Yes: trust
  • Knows what I need: wisdom

She took me gently by the hand and steered me to the mat. She insisted (kindly, of course) that I sit, “Just for a few minutes.” Assuring me that,       “After you’re done you can go back to any craziness you choose.” So I did. And then, of course, I didn’t.

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Wednesday Words

dancing-tree-optical-illusionLife isn’t about finding yourself.

Life is about creating  yourself.                                                                                   

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Wednesday Words

DO SOMETHING TODAY THAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR.                                                                                   Judy G.
One thing!! You can do that.
If that was easy then try this trio of terrific tasks.
The Threes:
  1. Make a list of 3 things you can do this week that your next Wednesday self will be so happy you did.
  2. Make a list of 3 things your one- year-from-now future self will be so proud you did.
  3. Pick one from each list that you can commit to.
  4. I know I said 3 but I’m sneaking in this extra fun one; ask your future self (who has already done you proud) what you did to get you there. And then do them!


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Wednesday Words

Quote

People who are able to live without clutter trust themselves to make good choices.

Marion Franklinknowledge

Do you agree?

In what ways are self-trust and clutter (internal and external) related?

What methods do you use to get more spacious?

How do you go about making decisions about what and who you want in your life?


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