There is absolutely nothing that can be taken for granted in this world.
On Mondays, I have been known sometimes of dreaming for Tuesday!
When you dream about a Tuesday, it could be your subconscious telling you to decide on your goals and put a plan into action.
This could be either personally or professionally, short term or long term.
Perhaps you have dreams but have never made any strides towards them by putting the relevant things in place to achieve them.
It could be representative of your work ethic and maintaining that at this moment in time.
If you are hard-working-keep it up- for the end is near.
It might also be your dream state urging you to stay focused and not be distracted by anything at work or at home until you reach your goal.
You may be taking a break from something right now in your waking life and regretting it because it's hindering your progress and making you feel lazy.
Tuesdays are generally about looking ahead- to the end of the week for instance.
So, perhaps you are looking forward to something that is soon or negatively, dreading something that is just around the corner.
Consider what you have coming up and how you can make the nicer things even more enjoyable and the negative things more bearable.
Tuesdays are usually when people settle back into their routine after the weekend and are busy with new projects and getting on with ongoing tasks.
It is possible you feel like those closest to you are too busy to spend any time with you in your personal life and it's taking its toll on your relationships.
On the other hand, maybe you have settled back down into something you have been meaning to tackle for a while and you feel like you have made some progress.
Your determination to return to whatever may have paid off and then you feel better that it’s no longer being neglected.
When was the last time you watched a sunrise or sunset?
When was the last time you really felt the rain?
When was the last time you smiled at a stranger?
When was the last time you really felt something.
Really felt alive.
If it has been a while, it’s time to tap into the moment.
Make it count.
Because right now is all you are promised, and you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
You only know what you can give right now.
If you take things for granted, you are less in the moment.
You are less present.
You miss the things that matter and the people, places, events, and things that are happening.
Because you’re not appreciating them.
You miss the joy from the simple things.
When you’re taking things for granted there are consequences; the memories that could have been made fade away, the people you could have held close leave your side, and the opportunities to be your bravest or best self, go away.
That is because you must choose to be here.
This is about mindfulness.
Gratitude is a meditation you can do each day starting with a simple gratitude list.
What do you have right now that you can use?
You can also ground yourself.
Focus on your five senses and notice the little things you were missing before.
Living in the moment brings you what you need.
You see clearer if you take the time to feel each moment.
You can find gratitude in each situation, even for just being here.
It does not mean it will be easy.
It just means that you were here, and people will know it by how you lived your life.
It does not solve everything, but it is a start.
So, stop looking away from the sunrise and sunset.
Stop walking so quickly past the scenic views.
Stop ignoring those who love and depend on you.
It is all happening, right now.
That is the reason gratitude works. It keeps us sane.
In all the world’s madness, we know who we are because we experience that joy.
That joy is yours too.
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
MUSIC FOR BODY AND SOUL
Today, ACTIVE LISTENING /TEN-MINUTE EXERCISE
Active listening means applying your focus to what you are hearing, rather than letting music just drift over you.
You need to sit comfortably, in a relaxed posture, and either use headphones or ensure you can listen undisturbed.
Choose one of the following pieces.
All of which last approximately ten minutes or a piece you enjoy.
As the music plays, let your mind focus on what you are hearing.
Do you pick our individual themes or notes, or are you listening to the whole of what is being played?
Notice how you feel after ten minutes of the following:
· Sanctus from Mass in B Minor by JS Bach.
· Organ Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor by JS Bach.
· Canon by Pachelbel.
· Kyrie and Gloria from Missa Papae Marcelli by Palestrina.
· Adagio, Piano Concerto No 2 by Rachmaninov.
Tomorrow, HEARING USING YOUR OWN VOICE
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.
ASKING FOR HELP IS A SIGN of strength.
Knowing when you need assistance and letting down your guard to ask for what you need takes humility and strength.
You are a humble warrior, ready to take on the day yet bowing in respect for those who have helped you.
Great things are accomplished with help and guidance.
There is always a wealth of wisdom to draw from.
Open your heart and mind to growth and know that each person you meet has the potential to be a teacher.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Wednesday, remember to enjoy life to its fullest;
always appreciate and have gratitude towards the blessings of your life.