Gathering for a happy festivity with others of like mind and inclination to play music, dance and express oneself through costume can be wonderful ways to release tension and stress, part of creating a balanced life. Enjoy! However, this year I also invite you to deeply consider the restraint that precipitates the Mardi Gras celebration.
Most of us don’t even realize how “unaware” we are. We are too busy with the business of life. Whoever said we should “take time to smell the roses” offered sage advice. When was the last time you really did smell a rose?
I read recently that Oprah Winfrey begins her day in quiet, an opportunity to center herself and “order her day.” I like to do the same. It doesn’t take long, yet can make a huge difference to the way I approach my daily life.
“Breathing is one of the most important connections between your mind and your body,” … Just your focused awareness on the very thing that is as automatic to you as the beating of your heart. And, it can be done anywhere at any time.
Life is forever changing. That’s just a fact. But there are specific times on this life’s journey when each of us experiences major transitions… Not only do we experience transitions in the most obvious ways, such as careers or relationships, but also in such things as geographical locations, youth/age, retirement, etc.
September is National Self Improvement Month. So, what do you want to improve about yourself?
So often we look at the necessary labors of life as a burden. Those “have to’s” we consider the bane of our existence … I want to propose that we try another approach: attend to such duties with openness and gentle attention.
Labor Day is around the corner and the end of August marks the completion of summer for most of us. Why not take the best of summer with you into the fall? A bit of reflection can help you do so.
It is so important to find a way to stay “open” even in the midst of pain, to consciously choose to look for love, receive love, uncover love – Love, the ultimate healer.
Did you know that August is National Romance Awareness Month? I don’t know who assigns these things but I really like the idea of the words “romance” and “awareness” being put together.