Let go of letting go; try this instead.

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You know when something bugs us, and we spend so much mental bandwidth trying to not let it bother us that now it’s all we can focus on? And the more we try to not let it bother us the more bothersome it becomes?

For example:

  • The ninja-like fly buzzing around your kitchen that keeps miraculously escaping the swatter
  • The chatter in the movie theater during the show
  • The talk radio program playing in the car you are riding in
  • The phone conversation happening in the booth next to you

We try to overcome bothersome situations in order to resolve our annoyance.

Even in our heads. Have you ever told yourself, “Just let it go?” Read More

Happiness is not circumstantial

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Happiness is not circumstantial. And the only currency we have is gratitude.

Nathan, S6 E11 of Alone

Nathan was one of three remaining people in this recent season of the History Channel’s acclaimed series AloneIf you haven’t experienced this show, it’s about ten individuals getting dropped off in remote locations. The one who doesn’t tap out, wins. What I appreciate about the show is not only the survival skills and thriving, but also the mental and emotional processes participants share throughout their own video recording of their adventure.

*Spoiler Alert for Season 6!*

Nathan’s words, above, came as a result of  Read More

Begin Again

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Each day is a do-over. A re-start. A try again. A new beginning.

This awareness is a lovely mini-ritual of self-care. Like a daily shower. Or morning coffee.

What in your life could use a…? Nope. Today, Read More

Back to the Basics

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Just for today, I will not worry.

Just for today, I not be angry.

Just for today, I will do my inner work.

Just for today, I will be kind to others.

Just for today, I will appreciate my many blessings.

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Ahhh. Of course, and thank you.

Each day we begin again. This happens whether we are paying attention, or not. How would you like to feel today? Start there.

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Update your vision Rx

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How do you view potentially annoying situations?

  • Your sleep is interrupted by your dog licking your face.
  • You forgot your baking dish at your friend’s house.
  • The coffeepot in the break room is empty.

What if you could see it a different way?

  • You are welcomed into a morning by someone completely overjoyed about YOU.
  • You receive a bonus visit with your friend when you retrieve your pan.
  • Celebrating your health, you got in some extra movement, and you decide to have water instead.

How we see anything, changes everything.

–Meggan Watterson, Mary Magdalene Revealed

See not with the eyes of the head, but with the eye of the heart. The eye of the heart is the vision of our soul.

At every point in our day we can choose to see with either eye. It’s in these choice points where we meet God.

Change your vision, and see the Divine that has always been here within you.

What’s annoying you today? How can you instead view it through the eye of your heart?

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