Monday Mindfulness

Cultivating Strength, Joy, Peace & Resilience


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Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure

What if the darkest times, the largest struggles, and the greatest grief were treated as gold, jewels, and trinkets?  A treasure box shoved deep down underneath brings richness, bright and full of promise when opened.  Shadows that no longer remain hidden sparkle with hope, prosperity, and joy when realized as buried treasure.


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There’s No Time In the Present

Time

Time is fleeting, but only if you are looking forward or backward.

If you are truly present, then time is invariable. In the moment, time stands still.

If you want more time to do the things you love, then do the things you love.

Time does not fill spaces, spaces are filled with time.

Live your life fully present and you will find time.


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The Fold

Mountains & Sky

Where the mountains end and the sky begins

is the fold of the Universe,

where sadness and happiness collide,

where the past and the future meet today.

 

Look not on the convergence

with longing, searching,

or a need to see the separation.

 

The fold is a place

where none of that matters,

where there is no goodness or badness.

All just is.

 

Where all of the moments of life blend,

Effortlessly

Naturally

Joyfully

Complete.


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Whatever happens…

Baltimore Sunset cropped

Whatever happened yesterday does not decide today. Whatever happens today will not determine tomorrow.

So, at the end of the day, no matter what has happened, know that you can wake up to a whole new tomorrow.

 

Apologies for this not getting to you on Monday — tried an “enhanced feature” on word press to set the delivery time and it appears it didn’t work!  Happy Thursday!

 


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Timeless Optimism

Optimistic sun

The Optimist Creed (by Christian D. Larson, 1912)

Promise yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past, and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Written 100 years ago and yet written for today.

Make it a great week!