Monday Mindfulness

Cultivating Strength, Joy, Peace & Resilience


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The Spring of Joy

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Where does joy flow from? Riches?  Popularity?  Possessions?  Or are these just means by which we hope to feel joyful?  The essence of joy sought by the deepest self is that born on

a child’s smile,

the flitter of hummingbird wings in the air,

the rays of sunshine that glitter on the ocean’s edge,

the dewdrops glistening in a spider’s web,

the silent pause between doing and being,

the peace that flows on the breath,

the love that springs from the heart.

Ahh, joy from its purest source.


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Be Brave

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Brave hearts do not express courage with reckless abandon, fearlessly, wildly lunging forward.  Rather, with discipline, wisdom, and awareness they intentionally explore a space that feels unfamiliar, unsafe, and with trust in themselves they willingly go there anyway.


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All That I See

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How quick I am to judge, to impose my needs and perspective on others.
I see what I label as short-comings, inadequacies, and things I want to change in them.
Oh, life is such a magnificent mirror.
When I look to change others, I am seeing in that mirror all that I wish to change in me.
But I forget that what I see is simply a reflection.
Perhaps instead of looking at what needs to change, I can see all the beauty that lies within them and in me, all the gifts, all the talents, all the goodness, just as they are.
If all I see in that mirror is the goodness, then that is all that there will be.