Monday Mindfulness

Cultivating Strength, Joy, Peace & Resilience


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Quiet

I search for quiet in the hustle and bustle of my day.

When caught in the current of thinking and doing I am barraged by more thoughts and feelings. With expectations and deadlines pressing in upon me, I feel as if I need to run…run to a quiet place to regain peace.

Truly, I need go nowhere. It is not that I need to find peace.  I need to have it with me always.

When I embody peace, I do not need to go into a quiet space.

Where I am the quiet space, there is peace…and joy.


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Peel Back the Petals

Lighten her load. Peel off the petals that have begun to be slightly worn and what remains is the strong center.

Flowers just like people are meant to bring joy, to give and receive, and be, love.

It is right that I welcome every person in my life like that slightly wilted flower, peeling off the outer dry edges, realizing their true lasting beauty.


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Dive In

When you feel you need to run, to get away, you really need to dive in, go deep, and just sit with the feelings.  Let the feeling sit with you and in you.  The feelings will change … nothing stays the same … all is impermanent.

Engage moon energycalm, cool, still — to remain steady in the current of feelings.

It is then that you will hear the soft, easy voice of inner wisdom reminding you that you are OK.

Dive deeper in… calm, cool, serene.

Most grateful for your inspiration and collaboration, Theresa Tovey.


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Thriving In My Humanity

In this skin, there is challenge.

In this skin, there is weakness.

In this skin, there is pain.

In this skin, I know the frailty of my humanity.

This skin, at times limiting and restricting, full of imperfections, is also the container that holds me, that cradles my every thought and feeling, the heart of my being.

In this skin, I know nourishment.

In this skin, I sense and feel fully.

In this skin, I explore edges and learn boundaries.

I know full contentment when I allow it, in this skin.


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Turn Into the Wind

Can you turn your face to the wind and welcome it?

Does the air upon your face invite inquiry?

Opening all of your senses to each moment can be so freeing, exhilarating, curious, pleasantly undefinable.

Relaxing into the current of wind pulsing against my face, I need no answers, I need no direction.

Turning into the wind reminds me what it is to be alive in this body at this time.

Close your eyes, relax your cheeks, open wide and invite the winds of life to press into and delight you.


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Purrrrrfect

I purr when I am happy.  I also purr when I am fearful to invite the calm I seek.

I am quick to recognize the energy around me, to smooth it out and rest in it, or walk away in order to disperse it and remain connected to my natural state of being.

I don’t question my intuition and do greatly enjoy sharing my space with you when you are relaxed into your authentic self.

I settle in when it feels good and move away from what does not serve me.

I am there with you, where you are present for me.  That is how it always should be.