Thursday, February 25, 2016
Today is Thankful Thursday: Thursday's Reflection
Last Sunday a friend and I presented a talk about mindfulness at church. We started by inviting the group to enter into the time and space with a brief breathing exercise by Thich Nhat Hanh:
Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment.
I invite you to breathe gently in and out as you read these words or say them to yourself. Feel any different?
The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.
Julian of Norwich
As you look ahead to this day when could you pause for a mindfulness moment? For example, can you imagine standing at the door before leaving the house, and giving thanks for the gifts in your life? Can you imagine sending your loved ones off to their day with a blessing?
Where are the natural transitions in your day and how could you transition more mindfully?
Keep you heart in wonder at the daily miracles
of your life.
What are the obstacles in your life which prevent you from living more more mindfully? With greater awareness?
How we live our days is how we live our lives.
Today is Thankful Thursday, but every day includes an invitation to live and love mindfully.
When are you most mindful? I would love to know.