Monday Mindfulness

Cultivating Strength, Joy, Peace & Resilience


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Emptying

When I start with the exhale, I start with a release, emptying space so that I can fill it just so. Filling becomes not as urgent when I am no longer grasping for the next inhale but expanding intensionally to receive it.

Emptying allows the filling to happen with less effort, with the simple purpose of fulfillment as opposed to rescuing or catapulting me.

With intensional emptying comes graceful, careful filling.

For it is not the act of filling that carries me on as much as the emptying which provides the space and focus for me to move on more fully.

Slowing down and extending the process of releasing creates more emptiness, more space for nothing that in return leaves me more ready to fill with everything.


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Growing with Grace

It’s not in the mistakes that we make where our lessons have value, but in how we recover.

Recovery without backwards glances laced with accusations, excuses or judgment is growth. Growth is the ultimate form of healing.

Healing is recovery made good by grace, love, and kindness.


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Unconditionally

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You are light.  I am light.

You are happy.  I am happy.

I see you — the vibrant, perfect energy that is you.

I don’t need you to have struggles in order to feed my stories.

You are loved. You will prosper.

You will release patterns that hurt you.

You are released from serving my insecurities.

Be free of the shackles of my faults, my fears, my challenges. They are not yours.

Thank you for carrying them, for holding onto them so dearly, but you no longer need to.

I don’t need them anymore and neither do you.

We can just exist in the pure and natural state of joy that we are…

no stories, no struggles…

just light and love.


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Belief Thief

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I wonder what my days would be if I only engaged beliefs that fuel my natural state of peace and joy.

What if I stopped taking on beliefs that don’t serve me – beliefs others have about me or what I think they think?

What if I were to just be…perfectly imperfectly me…and to stop being a belief thief?


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Love Songs on the Breeze

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Stand in the forest and just listen.  You will hear the trees singing.  It’s a quiet song that floats on the breeze as they gently sway in the currents of the air.  Their song says “I love you…for all that is you…no matter what comes with you into the forest.” The trees welcome you, happy to have you there, just as you are.

Carry the kindness of the trees with you as you move through the jungle of life. Welcome all, just as it is.  Then, feel the joy rise up in you that comes from this unconditional love.  Feel the joy of being a tree swaying in the breeze, singing songs of love.