We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.
oday was the first step. Becoming more introspective, active and taking charge of your life is a slow but incredibly rewarding process.
The truth is you probably will always be busy and your calendar will be a work in progress. That's okay. But when you strive to accept the limits of a truthful calendar, you can manage your energy more carefully to accomplish the goals, and care for the people and things, that matter most.
You don't realize you are in a relationship with time and right now you are allowing that relationship to be dysfunctional. Time is one of the most important relationships in your life. In fact, it is the currency of your life.
Incorporating just one of two of these into your daily routine can add ease into your life in significant and surprising ways. Little actions such as these will smooth the stress and keep you in touch with your summer joy.
There is no expert or self-help guru who will give you the answers to your life purpose. The answers you seek are within you. Mindful living will guide you to that place deep within you. When you reach that path of your purpose, you will look back and realize that you are exactly where you are suppose to be right now.
We often forget that fear and panic are not the same things; one is necessary to stay alive, and the other is not. Panic is actually dangerous, putting a person in a state of complete chaos, removing the ability to make sound life-saving decisions.
We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.
I remember Joan Rivers, the year was around 1976, I think of maybe a little before or after, and I was so young and loved to laugh. But who doesn't? ...
This fall, Atria is publishing my new book of spiritual inquiry, The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be. It's a journey that explores ...
As my temper flares, messes that need conquering almost glow with a heavenly aura in front of me. The dishwasher gets emptied with loud purposefulness. Dust is sprayed and wiped with forceful intent. Shoes are deposited by the front door with angry aplomb. Baseboards are scrubbed, the Swiffer gets abused and the toilets? Those mother effers GLEAM when I'm done with them.
Fear is one of the hardest and most painful emotions to overcome. We are afraid of failing or being successful, we fear the known and the unknown and we also fear pain and loss. As humans were we created to be fearful or to be love?
We've been noticing something intriguing here in our little Andean mountain village in northern Ecuador. More and more single women from the U.S. and Canada are showing up. And they're not coming as tourists. They're settling here...as in, renting and buying apartments, condos, or houses and living here full- or part-time.
We place judgment on ourselves rather than honoring all of our feelings. We are thinking about what we "should be" feeling when we aren't feeling happy or when anger or other emotions arise.
For myself, I can say I have been influenced not only by my religious beliefs, but also by my experience with mindfulness. I practice mindfulness in short bursts throughout the day, and also meditate during formal sittings.
Sure, allow yourself some time to mourn the end of summer -- lazy days, fire-lit nights, afternoon swims, long walks to nowhere in particular. But not too long. The end of summer is not a surprise or a tragedy. You knew it was coming, and you know it will be back
With baby boomers following the sun (and a lower cost of living) to increasingly far-flung destinations, it's good to know we have so many options these days for grandparenting from afar.
How much appreciation and thanks do you have in your mind and heart right now? How conscious and active are you in growing, expressing and maintaining your gratitude?
Your wisdom will bring you all kinds of awesome solutions if you let it. It's just that if you're beating your head against the wall to find a solution, it helps to know that beating your head against the wall isn't a method that is known to bring brilliant solutions.
I personally came to experience at least some measure of inner peace. As a so-called stress management expert, I admit I haven't done much for myself in the area of spiritual growth. And I liked the idea of going to this conference because it was addressing the mind, body and spirit.