Mindfulness

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Instantaneous Transformation: Stillness Speaks

What time is it? NOW and it is the only moment that we ever really have. With a more distant family member who commited suicide last week, I have been contemplating life, death, and change. As a culture, we don’t necesarily honor death or even life on a regular basis. Death is a part of life and yet for many it brings up so much fear. After running the BolderBoulder 10K yesterday, I settled in and read Eckart Tolle’s book, Stillness Speaks. The chapter on nature reminded me of how it points toward the stillness and understanding we all yearn for. After mediating this morning, I looked outside and saw steam rising from the cushions on my patio furniture. I stopped and witnessed the molecules of water “dying” as they were instaneously transformed into steam. It all happens in an instant. The old surrendering to the new. Change is all around us and we need to STOP and be still to listen to the teachings of silence and nature. In order for us to become who we really are, we get to let go of who we think we are and to just be….here….NOW. It is this only time you will EVER have….right here, right now. Below I will upload the video I took this morning so you can see the evidence of transformation and change happening all around you. Let go, dear one…surrender…and allow life to be all that it is. A GIFT. In the video, you will also see the sunlight on the fence in the background. Look closely, as it looks to me like a sign to STOP (it shows an X) I have no idea what created the sun’s symbol on the fence, and I tried to figure it out, but couldn’t. I let go and just allowed the beauty of this miracle to set in and be with it. STOP…be STILL and listen to the sound of silence…to the wisdom of nature. Allow her to guide you.

Do you connect through negativity?

We are all starving for love and connection and yet we have forgotten how to get these basic human needs met. Think about it. When someone asks you how you are doing, how often do you respond with something negative or really shallow? Negativity breeds more negativity and before you know it you WILL be depressed if you weren’t before. I challenge you this week with the rubber band test. If you find yourself connecting through negativity, STOP and pull a rubber band hard on your wrist and then shift your focus to something positive. Look for what’s right in your world. There HAS to be something if you look hard enough. I also encourage you to really stop and listen to those who you speak with. Be present. Really engage with them. We are living in a world that is crying for connection. BE that person to connect with and before you know it your heart will burst open and you will feel more love and connection.
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