Abundance — another way of saying “too busy”, “overwhelm”, “get me outta here!” When her life seems overly full with simple to-do’s, work engagements or just plain life happenings, my friend and mindfulness teacher, Joy Jordan, uses the term “abundance” to describe the situation.
In addition to this simple, beautiful reframe, I’d like to offer you ideas for finding Ease in Abundance. The next time you find yourself in an “abundant” time, try: Continue reading “Ease in “Abundance””
Imagine with me:
- the impact on your sick body when the right antibiotic is taken
- the impact on bread dough when yeast and warmth are added
In both cases, the organism (the body, the dough) is transformed at the cellular level – and – the added ingredient (the antibiotic or yeast) becomes one with the organism. It cannot be extracted.
Why are we looking here?
Continue reading “What teaching do you need “now”?”
What is it that delights your spirit, sparks your creativity, resonates in the depths of your being, calls you to *more*?
Maybe it’s art or nature or poetry. Maybe it’s witnessing courage or an amazing feat of physical prowess. One thing that inspires me is music with lyrics that are deeply meaningful. And I sing almost every day.
Since inspiration prompts action and all of us have a need to contribute as well as something of value to offer the world:
Nourish yourself daily with whatever inspires you. Start your day with an inspirational call to be the best you possible in the hours ahead.
What inspires you now?
Really know yourself – see with extreme clarity all sides of you: the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the great, the awful – in other words, the precious human being that you are. The clarity I am speaking of is the clarity of the truth – those inner, often hidden, workings of your mind, your motives – not the you that you try so hard to portray to the world.
How well do you know yourself?
And why am I asking this?
Continue reading “How well do you know yourself?”
Perhaps you’ve heard: “Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.” In a lyric composed many years ago, I wrote:
There’s no getting around it:
the world is what you make it to be.
You see and hear, yes you perceive,
and then the mind such stories it weaves!
Our minds are very powerful human computers! And their job is to think. That can be a very good thing. With our minds, we solve problems, explore possibilities, and vision the future we wish to create.
Our thinking minds, however, if left unguarded, can guide us astray. Continue reading “What are you thinking?”