On Wanting More…

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Sometimes I become confused with being happy where I am versus desiring more.  It’s easy to think that being spiritual means we simply accept our circumstances. We do, but I now understand that acceptance is of awareness, grace, and growth — not of stagnation.

When my children were very small, my kitchen lighting was so dark that I cooked with a flashlight in my teeth in order to be able to see inside the pot. It was only during the dark months of the year (which in northern Minnesota are about 9)… Read More

Be Who You Are

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Just for today

take up space.

 

Be who you are

leave your mark on the world

and leave a seed trail

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Shine On, You Crazy Diamond

Just for today

remember to shine your light.

 

My natural optimism

is your happy horse crap.

To each our own.

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(I’m)possible

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Just for today

open yourself to possibility.

 

As you move through your day, be aware of your thoughts.

Keep a quiet mind.

Notice the signs

messages

and serendipities.

And remember to appreciate them

and to say Thank You

when they enter your day.

 

And if any difficulty, hardship, or challenge visits you

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Change is Good For the Soul

 

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Look up the symbolism of these… I dare you.

Just for today

Make a change.

 

The only constant, unchanging thing is… change.

So, embrace it:

go somewhere new

meet someone new

do something new

think something new.

And allow the resultant change that happens in your world.

This is actually right on track

for your journey.

 

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Change is another word for expansion. Growth. Leveling up. Of course it can be uncomfortable, yet in my experience it’s a whole lot less so when faced. And I’m discovering that practice also helps. Immensely. Even if it’s just ocassionally shaking up my breakfast routine.

 

What one, small change can you make today?

Remember that you are the dragonfly nymph: life is definitely gonna change on you, whether you choose it or not. But, you get to soar.

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Inspired by the Mediation “Just for Today” by Tom Evans.

 

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