Have A Mindful Day!

Pick a time that you can be calm and still. Arrange to be alone in a quiet space around the house or perhaps outdoors. I find my deck to be very peaceful. I have always been an early riser so my time is usually 6 am. I start my day by reading something inspirational. Or…

My Favorite Day is Today

“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh.  

Quote: From A Course In Miracles

Listen in deep silence. Be very still, and open your mind . . . Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotous thoughts and sounds and sights of this insane world.”   

Mindful of Flowers

Today my mindfulness exercise was to focus on my garden and observe the new blooms. I often sit and draw  flowers, leaves and even tree trunks. I had just planted some pansies, also called heartease. I read that some people believe that pansies enhance clairvoyance and heals grief. I love pansies simply because they are…

How to Have a Mindful Day

It is important to set some time each day to exercise mindfulness. Our busy lives get in the way of paying more attention to what really matters. “Mindfulness is being fully present and aware of your actions at every moment.” Therefore, the more you practice being fully in the present moment the more you will…

Quote on Mindfulness

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” –   Jiddu Krishnamurti

Learning to Know Yourself

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” -Tao te Ching A few years ago I attended a writer’s conference and during one of the workshops we were asked to write an “I am” poem. I remember feeling a little shy and frankly horrified. What would I write? I did not…

Contemplation and Mindfulness

“When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts drift to far-off matters some part of the time, for some other part I lead them back again to the walk the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, to myself.” –…

If you thought not

If you thought not, everything, everything and then some has its wonders. Although sometimes I wonder why mosquitoes exist. I made a list of things that have wonder in my opinion.   Like watching a small plant start to bud, A community of ants doing their thing, raindrops sliding down a window, A weeping willow, dimples,…