Mirror gazing

When you have a moment, find a mirror to look within.

Study your face as if you have never seen it before. This is the physical you.
Breathing in and out: What do you notice as you study your face?
Breathing in and out: Now what do you notice?
Breathing in and out: And now…what do you notice?

What is being shown that you thought was invisible?

Exhaustion

Yesterday five clients had agendas based on exhaustion. It’s apparently trending…sometimes with a heroic bravado.

Below are four contemplative questions I asked each client:
•What story are you living where exhaustion must be one your key players?
•How does the exhaustion habit serve you?
•Tell me, where does exhaustion live in your body and what does it want you to know?

Their homework ?
•Each day go deep into a nap mid-morning and mid-afternoon until the exhaustion dissipates,
•Start learning how to say “Yes” to only those things that you are passionate about and will liberate life-sustaining energies.
•Each day write your contemplations on the questions above.

It’s going to be messy

As impermanence leads the way, change is close behind. This is when the messiness erupts. It is like opening the junk drawer where nothing makes sense.

Yes, it’s going to be messy, but, don’t give up before the miracle happens. It will sort itself out.

And then it will become messy again as impermanence continues.

Mindful Practice
•Breathe into the messiness.
•Know it is happening at exactlly the right time.
•Breathe out all that is not needed. Breath in the sense of emptiness.
•Continue breathing in and out.
•Watch the messiness dissolve in both your inner and outer world.
•Continue bearing witness and watch as impermanence, change and messiness all begin again!

I love hearing your awakening stories…keep sending them on!

Love magnetizes love

When we live from our heart the love unfolds and aligns with love that has gone unnoticed.

In other words: Love finds love like an external magnetic field.

A Mindful Practice:
Go into the world and look into the eyes of everyone who crosses your path. As you see them silently say “I love you”.

No exceptions.

Notice what arises.  Notice the aliveness in your BodyMind when love permeates both inside and out.  Notice how life pulsates in a richer way with love as its companion.

Notice…and repeat!

Noise and U-Turns

Noise comes to us in many forms and from many directions. Before it dominates your consciousness do a U-Turn.

Go inside into the deep silence.

Let yourself be embraced by silence. Absorbed by silence. Let yourself become silence.

Then after silence has hydrated you, come back into the Outer World accompanied by your ally, Silence.

Investigate the noise with Silence as the core.

What do you notice?

Tell me…

What is one good thing about being overwhelmed?
Burned out?
Stressed?
Exhausted?

Notice your choices today.

Notice where your fingerprints need not be….

Barn Owl Agreement

My outer life is a reflection of my inner life.

Each time she exhales her short screech into the dark night I exhale all that is not needed. She is a balm spreading over this night of unreined thoughts.

She connects me to the dark skies as they lighten in the east reminding me the sun will rise yet again over the Sangre de Cristos of my mind.

My outer life is a reflection of my inner life. Ann-Marie from My Commitment Credo