Whoa!! It's already Friday! IT'S ALREADY JUNE!
I am holding onto this wall for grounding as the days, weeks, and months ZOOM by!!
Anyone else feelin' me?!?✋✋✋
Life and time sure are a blessings and I invite you into a practice that I do on days like these....well, everyday... When life is a blur or overwhelming or crazy joyful, I invite you to paussssse.
Just like those movie scenes where everything freezes except for the main character and the character walks around noticing everyone and everything frozen in time. They have this extra time allotment to walk around, gaze, and take it all in for what it is.
I actively do this in my day-to-day to make sure that I am recognizing the blessings right in front of me in the moment. I do not preschedule my growing gratitude posts because it is one of my many opportunities to stop, pause everything occurring in the world, and get grateful for the many blessings here and now.
I love looking and finding what I am grateful for by the minute. I too get tripped up by my humanness from time to time. I may be rushing mindlessly. I get distracted by wanting. There are moments when I act rushed and bothered. When I see that happening (as it'shappening), I know right away to take that very special pause.
When I pause this way of being, I can see my ego and inner critic ramping up my fears and insecurities. I get this way when I engage with the drama of my inner voice saying there is not enough time, money, energy, etc. There is nothing to do with that awareness except to let it go. Let that negative dialogue go and choose love and gratitude. It has me living my fullest life.
So if you're noticing how fast life is zooming right by you, pause it. Pause it and watch your kids play. Watch your colleagues laugh. Slow down and see what your people are going through. Watch folks go about their lives. Go people watch...and when you get great at it, learn how to step outside of yourself and people watch yourself in the world! Recognize how you are in the world and the impact that you have on others. The more you do it, you will be able to do that 'movie scene pause' at any given moment and it will give you access to new levels of presence and appreciation.
Notice your feelings and emotions.
Notice your inner dialogue.
Notice your actions and reactions.
Pause and get mindful.
Pause and smile.
Pause and count your blessings
Time flys. Let it be the wind beneath your wings that causes your heart to soar. While you soar, keep your eyes up, ears on, and heart open to the miracle of life!
Go live the life you love.
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