Stay tuned in somatically…

…as life sorts itself out.

Stay tuned into your somatic needs…
Are you hydrating?
Doing what it takes to sleep 7-9 hours?
Moving your body aerobically?
Eating organic plant-based foods?
Meditating and doing mindfulness practices daily?

Are you giving and receiving hugs?
Purposely creating softness, ease and joy in your life?
Making a gratitude list? A blessing list?
Doing anonymous random acts of kindnesses?

This is a great time to be loving each other up.

Gratitude Training

Eleven years ago I began studying with Brother David Steindahl-Rast, The Father of Gratitude.

Brother David and Ann-Marie

One late Spring afternoon before Zazen we were walking the Santa Fe River path.  I asked him, “Is it possible to always be grateful?”

“Yes,” he responded.  “In Gratitude Training we enjoy whatever is presented to us. We purposely look for the gifts.”

“Ask, ‘What is this opportunity for?’  The answer will cause you to grow.  In retrospect, all life experiences are wonderful opportunities for growth.”

“We tend to think joyful people are grateful for having so much joy. But it’s actually more simple than that.  Grateful people are joyous because they are grateful.”