If you don’t like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree. -Jim Rohn
Then you see this…
…and everything changes. ❤
As I walked by the boutique window I saw this bag sitting atop a shelf. It was so simple yet magical. I felt that familiar shift of perspective.
Would it affect others similarly?
I walked in and purchased the bag.
It sits on top of the fridge as a dual reminder. One, for what it says, and two, to take it with me when I walk out the door. Some of the nearby grocery stores don’t provide bags for your purchases and suggest you bring your own. They sell reusable grocery bags, but nothing like this one.
When it’s time to bag my purchases, I’m asked, “Do you need a bag?” I sit this one down for them to use and be inspired. They pause a moment to take it all in and a smile usually follows.
Anything is possible. It’s in the bag. ❤
My favorite time to meditate is at night.
I’ve been drifting off to peaceful sleep like a child, listening to mindful sleep on Simple Habits.
Oren Jay Sofer is the narrator of this meditation and his voice alone will soothe you to sleep. Lastnight, he discussed Contentment. How does that feel?
Something he does in every session is this.
Once you find your comfortable sleep position, he suggests 3 deep breaths. Inhale and exhale until your breathing resumes a normal rhythm.
My favorite part is when he says, ‘Lay it Down.”
Anything you left unfinished today. Lay it down.
I can feel my body sink a little bit deeper into the mattress when he says, “Today is over.” Just hearing those three words gives me confirmation of where I am. Laying in bed and getting ready for sleep.
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Do you believe meditation looks like this?
You don’t have to sit in any one position to meditate. You can meditate while standing, walking, sitting or lying down. It doesn’t require specific clothing because I’m literally laying in bed in my pajamas.
He always goes through a full body scan, but lastnight he dug deeper into the feeling of contentment within the body. He acknowledged parts of the body and paused to thank them.
Beginning at the top with the eyes.
I take for granted what all my eyes do throughout the day. The same with most parts of my body. Just like sitting here typing and watching my fingers flutter over the keys making this post possible. The eyes and fingers are small, but do great things.
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As we did our body scan, Oren would pause on a particular body-part such as the eyes, neck, shoulders, arms or torso. Literally breaking down specific parts and he would bless them by saying…
“Thank you for all that you do. May you be strong and well.”~ Oren Jay Sofer
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So tonight my lovelies, as you prepare to fall asleep, take a moment to let it go and lay it down.
In the past four years, I’ve had the pleasure of loving two men. I don’t talk about it much, but love has been on my mind this weekend, as you can see from yesterday’s post.
Social media teaches us it’s all about the numbers. Once I realized that, it was a sad day seeing numbers, instead of souls. All of my accounts are now closed except for one.
When I began this Blog it was for a couple of reasons.
One-I wanted my daughter to have a place to go, and read about our life together. Two-I wanted to change somebody’s perspective on life. Not the world, just one.
There is a comment sitting in my comment folder that I will not publish, but this Blog changed her world. There is an email sitting in my Inbox from the son of a dear friend. He found this Blog, and was impacted when I wrote about her.
Hearing this song made me think of those men. It was love that changed their world, and loving them changed mine.
I love to love. That’s what I do. One Blog post at a time.
“You have the power to guide your life in the direction you want.” You have heard this before, but do you believe it?
Knowing and believing are different things, but they work together. They can work for, or against each other.
Do you know what you believe? This is not what you think. That is another topic. What you know to be true because you have seen it with your own eyes. Not what you’ve heard.
All I wanted was a beautiful life. That was all.
I didn’t make this life happen. I didn’t run out and get two jobs to provide for my daughter and me. My daughter needed me home, and I wanted to enjoy this life with her, so I kept a part time job working from home. We have not had a need that hasn’t been met, otherwise we didn’t need it.
What you know is what you’ve believed up to this moment.