Breathe – open your eyes and your heart and feel the love the universe sends your way.
What a beautiful sentiment today. Learning to stop and appreciate everything around us, in us and our place within this world – our universe and our time in it, in our current form is a true gift.
We all get caught up in chasing things which we deem “important” – or at least we think it is, for now. When we are pursuing, chasing, running away from something or simply ignoring the beauty around us we are not “being”; we are actually separating oursel...
We all get caught up in chasing things which we deem “important” – or at least we think it is, for now. When we are pursuing, chasing, running away from something or simply ignoring the beauty around us we are not “being”; we are actually separating ourselves from our world.
This practice today helps me focus and listen to the miracles which surround us, the miracle of our universe, the miracle of you, the miracle of me.
Thank you – for this, I am grateful.
I’m smiling because
a million possible alternatives
which would have precluded
this moment we’re sharing
didn’t happen. – Howard Olivier
Let’s celebrate each moment and take nothing for granted as the universe makes no promises, as we saw in yesterday’s practice. I am so fortunate to be alive and sharing this world with you.
Thank you for this post.
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues, but the parent of all of the others.” –Cicero
Visualize our small planet surrounded by a powerful love; your love, for love’s resonance is most powerful and the earth is ready to receive.
I usually feel delight when I slow down, breath and really look and feel my place in this amazingly wonderful universe. I feel the universal energy entering into my body with every breath. The colors and vibrations of everything around me make me feel alive. The temperature of the air hugs my body and reminds me that all of this splender is fleeting, temporary and impermanent and for that I am grateful and feel the delight of life.
Kristi, I love your writings. How true it is that it is very easy to get caught up in our daily challenges and forget that we are on this planet for such a short time – and letting our “troubles create a great deal of noise” for us. Distracting us, creating lots of self-talk, self-doubt and anxiety.
Practicing mindfulness or whatever else we may do to slow this world down a bit makes it easier for us to “see” the wonder and awe of this universe and our pl...
Practicing mindfulness or whatever else we may do to slow this world down a bit makes it easier for us to “see” the wonder and awe of this universe and our place in it. It would be a shame if we only started to look for our place and contemplate the wonders of our universe on our deathbed.
Without setting aside time for our practice, all we are doing is practicing distraction – making it much harder to really experience the wonder of it all. Carpe Diem.
Kristi! Welcome words for these times. What a great way to integrate our Grateful Living Practice with practical positive activism – with love and focus and connection with others on this planet. Beautiful words…
Agreed. The fact is that neither life nor God nor universe has promised us anything. It is freeing and presents us with a sense of simple clarity.
Living a life as if this very day could very well be the last day of our lives affords us the opportunity to see life with a beginner’s mind with child-like wonder and magic.
What a beautiful thought Helga. Thank you.
Thank you Anna – what a beautiful sentiment. Friends give our lives such texture and dimension and a way to gain a different perspective on this world and our place in it. I too, am grateful for my friends.
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