Today as you interact pause quietly and look into the unique face in front of you. Imagine you are able to read this face like a book.
Reading the joys that have been experienced. Reading the hardships and suffering that have been lived through. Reading on the face the grace and serenity, the welcomings, the rejections, the wholeheartedness and the fears.
As you read the face watch for the evolution. It’s embedded there too.
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?
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.
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!