Where am I?

Lost, Where Am I, Reflections, Meditation, Encouragement

Do you have those fabulous days when you feel on top of the world and everything is going your way? Then do you frown on other days when it feels like the world pushed you off the planet, leaving you bewildered, weak, abandoned, lost and defeated? At some point in everyone’s life, we may try our very best to do the right thing, but sometimes it feels like things just aren’t jelling as you planned or would like for them to. The thing to avoid is giving up, even when you may feel like you don’t have the strength or one ounce of fight left inside to do anything worthwhile.

Keeping the faith and hope is hard, but it is very possible, especially in the midst of some ferocious storms (and I don’t mean weather related either). In such moments, I have to pause, and just be still, to meditate and reflect. I know I need to make certain decisions, but if I try to be the “Fixer” when I am stepping out of order, and not listening to Divine guidance, then I could be headed over a cliff with failed brakes and no parachute.

Where am I? Sometimes I know, and at other times it seems like a great big blur. We have every right to have those downer days, when we feel off balance and can’t seem to get a grip on things. We can go there, but we can’t stay there, or it is quite possible we will never survive.

As we look out into the dense fog that mars clarity of vision and awareness, then we should close our eyes, take a deep breath and exhale slowly, deliberately and peacefully. It is then that we can possibly lower the temperature on our internal pressure cooker and some things just may eventually straighten themselves out.

Staying Healthy: Mind, Body and Spirit

meditation, national staying healthy month, mind, body, spirit

Can you believe we are three-quarters of the way through January? While so many people made New Year’s resolutions that have probably become extinct at this point, if their direction towards their goals were strategic focusing on personal, divine development, then those resolutions can be a done deal before it is done.

Since this is National Staying Healthy Month, we tend to focus on increasing fitness, eating better and losing weight. Yet, if our mind isn’t trained on these things, then we certainly can’t expect the body to follow suit. So before we say goodbye to the first month of a brand new year, let’s stop, reflect and meditate on whether or not our goals align with our mind, body, and spirit!

Have an AWE-INSPIRING day! Happy #NationalStayingHealthyMonth!

Do Not Ignore the Present Moment

As the weekend approached and forecasts from local meteorologists claimed that a severe winter storm was imminent for our neck of the woods, everyone scattered to their nearby grocery store to stock up on bread, milk and whatever essentials they deemed necessary. I always find it comical when I watch reports on the news where people quickly clean the shelves of their local markets and their shopping carts look like they are anticipating the zombie apocalypse.

Now, mind you I am no way suggesting that we do not prepare for severe weather accordingly. But, in all of their furor and sheer panic to rush to the grocery and hardware stores, I wonder if these anxiety-stricken people took a moment to reflect on the quiet before the storm. Chances are, they didn’t.

Can you imagine the amount of peace our spirits would have if we simply paused for a moment each day to express our sincere gratitude for the gifts we’ve been blessed with? The best time to do this is in the tranquil presence of the morning and not after a storm strikes. A personal storm can appear throughout the course of the day, but you will be able to remember and reflect on that inner peace, which surpasses all understanding and gives you comfort!