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Myself, here and now. How I can relax into a moment of peace and enjoyment.
Livin. The heart pumps. The breath moves. Here’s a day.
In the AM my study group had my wholehearted attention for about an hour. My yoga practice most always gets my whole-hearted attention. And part of the day my 90 year old mother had my full attention. Spending time with her, listening to her, making dinner with her and eating with her.
And my hubby got about 30 min. as we shared a drink on our swing.
The rest of the day I was probably multi-tasking and not fully present to the moment with any one activity or person.
As I reflect, I would like my entire day to be totally present with my full attention to whatever I am doing – so I journey forward toward another day and another chance to be fully present to each moment:)
The world seems too big to me for this practice. No one person or thing emerges as essential before all others.
Today, I can give my wholehearted attention to my cats. I always feel as if I take advantage of my time with them when someone mentions what they’d give for one more day with their deceased pet. Giving them wholehearted attention every day is a mindfulness goal of mine.
I’m inspired to hit up Fat Sam for some bam-nuzzles and nose boops!
Deep, heartfelt integrity… how I walk on my earth, how I show up for people, how I go about my day.
Making sure the baby Bluebirds and their parents get their meal worms to keep them all healthy during this dry spring. What beauties!
Completing the updating of my resume.
Today it was fully directed to my work and to listening to others carefully and with all my heart. It was possible although I was quite unwell almost all day. Then some rest and self care and may be just some good fortune also helped to turn the wheel of energy back to a stable, relaxed and kind state of being, so that finally I could arrange quite some urgent requests in a very short time, so that all concerned could let go of what felt stuck. So grateful and really breathing out in relief.
My pathways to freedom course that i’m taking., folding laundry, listening to jared rand..
To a mindfulness course I am taking today. It is something I have been wanting to do and have been putting off. It’s time.
To my partner and my job. My relationship went through a few rocky months and we are slowly emerging from that in to what I hope is a better understanding of each other. It doesn’t come naturally to me to perceive another’s needs and feelings….but if I focus my attention, then that might lead to a greater understanding.
Today I can give my wholehearted attention to my husband. He works nights as a correctional officer and I work days as an insurance agent. Most of the time, we are just passing by each other. Our schedules keep us apart many days at a time. This week has been a strange one though. We have two cars, but one of them (the one he takes to work) broke down. The transmission is going and has to be replaced. My parents, with whom we are very close and work together with to solve many problems, are also having problems with one of their vehicles (the fuel pump went). Now, my mom and I work for the same company, so most of the time we carpool to and from work. When the transmission went on my husbands car, my mom and I switched things around and took her car for a while while my husband drove mine. But then her fuel pump went and we were down two vehicles at once. In order to accommodate our situation, my husband has taken some time off work until we get the car fixed. It sounds crazy, but this has allowed us to spend time together that is rare. We don’t often get to talk face to face, or go to bed together, snuggle, listen to music, or cook together. All of this “unfortunate” stuff that happened and made things challenging, has also been a small blessing in disguise. So today, I will give my husband some wholehearted attention and do some of the things that he likes to do with him (like playing Minecraft)!
Oh gosh, that makes me laugh. The first part… the cars… not so fun, but I can relate. My husband and I both have had car issues recently and I have been without mine now for about five weeks. I think. It is both a blessing and a frustration when your mom’s car is also in the mix! But then wanting to spend time with and give attention to your husband with this rare opportunity… very sweet! Now in the future, make sure you hide the wrench so no one knows you’re tampering with the cars in order to see your husband, LOL! 😀
I will give my wholehearted attention to whatever shows up. I don’t have any plans. So far I fed the birds and squirrels as my cat looked on. I had my morning coffee and now it’s time for breakfast. I am decluttering and getting ready to shred some papers at staples i think because I have a garbage bag full and my cat hates the noise of my shredder. Most days I don’t make it out of the house. I have a ways to go to scale down to minimal stuff that I actually use. I might move at some point if I find something that meets my needs. It may not be until December when social security kicks in. I don’t want to feel strapped financially. I take it one day at time and am trying to make the best of it.
To Self, yesterday I needed a moment and did not fully indulge in it. TODAY I WILL
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