Sitting here listening to the birds chirping and the wind blowing against the window in my back yard. There is so much peace and tranquility when you sit in silence. This is a wonderful mindful practice. Breathe in the positive energy and release out any stress or cluttered thoughts. This is my morning routine. I take a few moments to offer healing blessings to everyone who is need of comfort. May all your difficulties go away and you find peace and harmony in your life.
I’ve always believed this to be true. You learn more from the painful experiences then the happy ones. Yesterday, I spent the day away from the city at a beautiful retreat. Spent time at a historic cabin tucked away in nature. I was surrounded by this magnificent lake. I went for a long nature walk on my friends 500 acre property. I listened to the birds singing, the waves hitting the beach, cool breeze in the air. I collected a few treasures on the way. A feather, flowers, rocks, sticks. I came back from my walk and made a dreamcatcher from the sticks I had collected. Later, my friends and I built a big camp fire and we sat in a circle with a guitar and some drums and we sang songs. It was a beautiful moment. When we were walking back to the cabin, I looked up at the night sky. There was no moon, just a big beautiful night sky. Stars shining so bright. I said to myself. This is what life is- celebrating the small perfect moments. I’ve let myself get caught up reacting to events that really aren’t important. Sometimes you experience something that jolts you into the right direction. So friends, look for the learning moments, teach yourself the lessons that are important for your personal and spiritual growth. Surround yourself with good people who have large hearts. Today I’m feeling loved and connected with the Divine!
Take a moment to appreciate all the beauty that surrounds you. Breathe it in. I spent sometime this morning just sitting under a tree and watching the birds fly around to complete a nest. They worked so meticulously, laser focused on completing their task. I could feel my blood pressure dropping just by being outside.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
All week for Friday
All year for Summer
All life for happiness
— W2W Midwest
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
–C. S. Lewis