Monday Mindfulness

Cultivating Strength, Joy, Peace & Resilience


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Soft ripples

A rhythmic flow of thoughts, sensations and movement ripple along the surface.

There is a stillness in that rhythm, a fluid sense of presence, direction, clarity and completeness.

There is no pressing onward, no need for more. In the stillness, I am the me that I am to be.

So why do I seek waves and torrents when the stillness is the essence of my being?

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Complete Sea

IMG_6225Able to move great vessels

capable of such fury

so humbly bowing

at the edges of the earth

gently curling up

and cradling its shores

I am but a drop in this vast ocean

and yet without me

the ocean would not be complete.


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The spirit

May the littlest spirit of celebration inspire in you the greatest joy.


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The unfamiliar

Think with your heart. Have faith in your instincts. Place yourself in unfamiliar positions and you just might find you are more comfortable and happier than you ever imagined you could be.


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A little bite will do

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A cake baked rich and full calls us to dive in.  Taste buds perk up, enzymes dance with anticipation, the whole body awakens to receive the treat.  In one bite everything else around fades away…thoughts, senses, feelings all tie into this moment.  There is a full sense of aliveness, of nourishment, of awareness and special connection in knowing that this bite can never be duplicated and would never need to be.  This bite fills the space of needing anything else.  At one in this moment with this sustenance, we know it is enough.  That is all we need to feel complete, full, satisfied.

Each moment in life is like that bite of cake, so rich, so filling, and completely satisfying when we are aware, when we allow ourselves to be fully consumed and to fully consume the deliciousness.


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Simplicity

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Be grateful for the simple things…the love, the quiet, the laughter, each sunset, and the way that everyone in your life is there just as they are supposed to be perfectly annoying, perfectly intrusive, perfectly guiding you.

Embrace the simplicity of a plan already divinely created for you by you, all the pieces and all the players unfolding exactly as they are supposed to without layers of distraction, without redirection, not needing to be bigger or smaller.

Embrace the simplicity of it all and for that be grateful.


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Curiously Waxing

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Life follows patterns like the phases of the moon – some moments rich and full, some waxing or waning.  As we flow through each moment of life, we can feel joy and know beauty.  We can also welcome pain and even sorrow.  For we know that each night the moon changes and each moment we change…into something curiously new.

Behind the shades of darkness that cause us to wax or to wane, there is a great fullness to who we are.  Whether veiled and barely noticeable or opulently shining, the moon is always full.

Marvel at the light of the full moon.   Feel its majestic power.  Be awed by that same divine fullness that shines in you.