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. 
                                      Kahlil Gibran

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.
                                      Annie Dillard

Today is Thankful Thursday, but every day includes an invitation to live and love mindfully. 
                           Faithful Friday
                           Sacred Saturday
                           Sabbath Sunday
                           Mindful Monday
                           Tranquil Tuesday
                           Watchful Wednesday

An Invitation
When are you most mindful? I would love to know.  


  1. I think, reflect and meditate best in the mornings....not all at the same time! Mornings are also the best time for me to write. Such precious hours from 5 to 7 a.m.!

  2. Ah. yes, blessed early morning time.


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