I was opening the curtains in the bedroom this morning, and caught a glimpse of the rim of sunlight just washing the tips of the mountain range to the east. I stopped. I stood there, relishing in the change of colours on the horizon; inky blue, to deep cobalt blue, to purple,; while the sky rimming the mountains was deep coral, the peach, then the warm butter rich colour of the sun just over the horizon. I knew it was coming —- in just a moment —– THERE ! The rays of the sun, flooding over the top of the mountains, growing by the second, but so quietly, – like a cat stalking a mouse. You never see the actual movement, but when you blink, or look away, the cat is in a different place, – a different position.
I stood there, watching the effect of the sun on the valley below. Magic.
I spent, maybe 10 minutes doing this mindfully. My mind empty of the tasks ahead today, I stayed focussed on the beauty of nature opening to the day around me. It’s important to my state of being in this world to take 10 minutes when they are handed to me, – because it is an unseen force giving me the moment’s gift. You’ve heard it before. “Stop and smell the roses”. Listen to that inner voice, whether you call it God, or the universe, or the angels, put whatever title on it that speaks to you.
I know the universe has great plans for me, just as I knew the sun was going to appear. I may not know the exact moment, but I know abundance is mine, waiting for me to be ready for it.
The very first thing to do, in order to achieve any goal, is to BE HAPPY.
I don’t think so. You’ve heard the cliches. “Birds of a Feather Flock Together”. “Great Minds Think Alike”. “You are Your Thoughts”. This translates to “you become what you think about the most”. In becoming what you think about, birds of your feather will begin to flock to you. If you have sad thoughts, if you hate the lack of abundance in your life, and wish you had more; as strange as it sounds, you get more lack, and attract sadness. Because that is what you are thinking about.
So, in order to manifest any of your goals, remember : Don’t Worry – Be Happy. Just spend five minutes today, telling yourself you are happy, you have abundance in your life, and you can begin to unravel the worry from your life, and…..Be Happy.
the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
“their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition”
a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Sounds pretty lofty, doesn’t it? Imagine trying to “calmly” acknowledge and accept one’s feelings. Gee, really? But my smart phone is ringing, the kids gotta get up for school, my boss is texting me about today’s crisis (at 7 am? – does she even ever sleep??)
Here’s the shorter definition. Stop. Breathe. Repeat.
That’s it. Just be.
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