The other day a conversation arose around the idea of how we can be unshakeable in life. Unshakeable … what does that even mean? My understanding of that word is that no matter what is happening in life, I can stay in my body and not jump into either fear. . .
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. MICHAEL MCGRIFFY M.D Do you ever get bent out of shape? I certainly do. I am working on noticing sooner where in life I am rigid, where I am flexible and where I am over-flexible,. . .
Giggle! Snort! Bellow! To me laughter rates at the same level as a hug: You need a bunch every day! Do you agree? In life, it’s easy to take yourself seriously: your beliefs and opinions matter, they contribute to the fabric of every day life. You have desires, want certain. . .
Are you a good student of spirituality? By that I mean: Are you working on staying open when stuff happens that you don’t like? So often I come across some writings in spiritual circles that encourage me to stay open, no matter what. Easier said than done, do you agree?. . .
Oh the ruts we get into… Snowy ruts, Dirt road ruts, Life ruts! While the ruts on the roads are easy to notice, life’s ruts are often more subtle. Most of the time we don’t even notice we are in one until something happens that points our nose right at. . .
We are in relationship with everything that is in our internal and external world. Pretty amazing, really. However, how much attention do you actually pay to your relationships? Relationships are not only about people, although that is usually the context we use the word in. We also are in relationship. . .
Expressive. Subtle. Uplifting. I am looking at a bouquet of flowers gracing my dining room table. I arranged them a couple of days ago and made sure a few of them ended up in a vase on my night table. I LOVE fresh flowers. Numbers don’t matter. I am just. . .
Gratitude. No matter where you turn, someone recommends it. So much so, that sometimes the concept may feel a bit overused. When that happens, you may tend to pass it by, even though deep down you know it’s good for you. It can turn your mood, your focus, your attitude. . .
What do you tend to notice more of in your life? Challenges or wins? Hard work or playtime? What’s missing or what is present? It’s all a question of focus. Do you agree? Every day in life has a different flavour. Some days, it may feel you did not wake. . .
I like gas tanks. They help me convey a concept I have about life. Let me explain. I have noticed that loads of people run on a quarter tank of gas, meaning they experience life between a quarter tank and empty. A small range, considering what is possible. Are you. . .
Being busy makes us serious. Would you agree? When you get caught up in the to do lists, the fullness of the day, the distractions all around you, it takes a lot of focus and will power to stay with the things you set out to do for the day,. . .
Stop. Really! Just stop. Look around the room that you are in. What attracts your attention? A person? An object? A view? A pet? A plant or flower? Notice what it is for you in this moment. And then, put your attention on it for 2-3 minutes. . . .