In taking life for granted, we fail to notice it.
Wow it is Thursday!
To some, Thursday feels like a reminder that the week has been going on for far too long, but a more optimistic way of looking at is seeing it as the “beginning of the end” of the work week.
Sure, Thursdays are not quite as publicized up as much as Fridays are, but they are still just one step forward from the weekend.
Taking things for granted can take away that joy.
You lose your power and purpose.
You do not stop to smell the roses anymore.
You do not even look at them.
You let go of the little things, and the rest goes with it.
But when you experience gratitude and joy, you flourish.
You find yourself.
You know who you are.
You let yourself breathe when you feel the weight of the world on you.
You learn to let go and appreciate the good rather than hold onto things that no longer serve you.
And all of this is within your reach.
This new year Dan and I will be continuing the book, Ten-Minute Relaxation, For Mind and Body by Jennie Harding, until the end.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY; HEARING
SILENCE FOR HEALING / SILENT CONTEMPLATION I
Ten-minute exercise, take three smooth, deep breaths.
Then breathe normally.
Let your hands sit comfortably in your lap.
Close your eyes if you wish.
Be aware of the quiet all around you like a cloak, rest into that sense of space.
Now simply take your awareness to your breath, and follow its pattern, in and out, regularly.
When your attention drifts, just gently guide it back to the breath.
If thoughts come, just let them dissolve.'
Keep focusing on the rhythm of your breath.
After ten minutes, stretch fingers and toes and slowly let your awareness come back into the room.
Tomorrow, SILENT CONTEMPLATION 2
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
POSSIBILITY IS THE CORE OF DREAMING, and when we concentrate on the potential each day brings, we allow hope to grow.
Each day holds so many options!
Opportunities will appear depending on where we choose to pay attention.
If you are wondering why life seems limited, change your perspective.
Notice where your concentration lies.
For life to present the possibilities you desire; you must take your attention there.
By shifting your energy and perspective, new horizons will appear.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Friday, life is beautiful. Look around. Do not take anything for granted.