After blogging about the book I have now started reading, Wherever You Go There You Are, I have been making the effort to be more aware.  Often it is difficult to accept this is where I am and embrace this place.  Making a few changes and observations helps me and can help you maneuver intentionally during this phase.  Let’s face it; every phase we are in is a little challenging and calls for mindfulness.  😉

 

Here are a few suggestions as you practice mindfulness (and gratitude, as always) in your current situation:

  1. Make a list of at least 5-10 things to be grateful for (people, places, emotions, ideas, good or bad) in your life TODAY.
  2. Give Thanks for each one of them through prayer or words of affirmation.
  3. Get outside and look up.  Sit with no expectation and look at the sky, the trees, leaves, clouds, and people.  See it all.
  4. Go back to the basics.  For me, this means going back to what I first appreciated about moving to Nashville.  I go outside during this colorful season, to parks, to farmer’s markets, walks, wherever.  When I go back to these places and spaces, I feel so much more receptive and can accept my “now.”
  5. Volunteer
  6. Explore your community!

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One of my favorite things to do is wander.  To have no plan, no set destination.  In those unsure moments, I need no answers.  I am simply here, now.

Always remember what you enjoy, what helps you relax, and practice it often.

 

 

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