We all mediate whether we realize it or not. Every time we think of something, focus on something, or dwell on something, we are meditating!
Mediation comes from the Latin root “med” which means “to measure”. This is the same root that forms the word medicine! So, when we mediate we are actually performing a miraculous act. The question becomes what is the best form of meditation that ultimately serves us in the highest way?
Put simply we become what we think about. Meditation of any sort has the ability to transform and to heal as does medicine. Whether we are walking and thinking, reflecting while washing our dishes in the sink, or sitting cross legged with palms up and chanting, we are meditating! 🙂
No matter which form I take, I am very proactive at using my thoughts for my highest good. In fact, I have coined a phrase “I control my thoughts, they don’t control me!” This has served me well and I am very conscious and aware of the thoughts that I am thinking at all times.
We are powerful, powerful creators and we really do have the power. 😊 Let us use it wisely.
Yesterday was my sister Barb’s birthday. I am the baby and Barb is the oldest. I don’t ever remember living with Barb as I was so young when she married and started her own family, yet we are very close.
I could go on and on about Barb’s professional accolades and the difference she has made in the world through her various positions in her career throughout the years, but to me she is so much more than that….
Barb is my big sister. Barb is now the leader and wise one in our family. Barb is the one who I look up to for advice on life, on child rearing, on cooking, on understanding human nature and on love and compassion. Barb has worked with prenatal babies and in palliative care and she has lived a life full of experiences, heartache and love.. the entire spectrum, so you can see why she is the ‘wise one’ to me and many others.
I am so happy to see you Barb, enjoying your retirement and traveling to so many places, but most of all I am happy to see you in Joy and Living in the Now. It is great to see and your joy of life and living shines in all that you do.
In this picture you are in Italy today cooking up a storm. Did I mention to you all that she is the best cook ever? I wish I was there smelling the pot and waiting in anticipation for yet another of your amazing meals.
Anyhow, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I am proud to call you my sister, my friend, and one of the wisest women I know. You are a gift to all that know you. I wish for you so much love and joy and that you enjoy every moment on this beautiful journey of life. I love you Sis! And don’t forget you have awesome legs! 😉 hee hee
“A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else”. Len Wein
This quote made me reflect on how wonderful it is in life to have support and how having a friend when you need one is so comforting. Then I got to thinking what about us? Are we there for ourselves when we need us to be? Do we treat ourselves like a best friend would or could? Or are we wanting to be anywhere else then loving, helping, and supporting ourselves?
Often times we understand the importance of caring for others but when it comes to ourselves it is not as easy.
What if we looked at ourselves as our own best friends? What if we encouraged ourselves and supported ourselves by seeing ourselves as our own best friend?
To my best friend, Me, I love you, I support you, I encourage you and you need to know that I will be here for you always. 😊 I may not always make the best choices but I will always hold you in the Love and Light that I know you are.
To all the best friends out there may you be the best you can be to your ME!
Sometimes in life we have to take big leaps or make big decisions. Maybe it’s a decision regarding taking charge of our health, or ending a relationship, or moving from a place we’ve been at for a long time.
Change is never easy but neither is suffering. Sometimes it helps to understand that the pain of staying where we are, might be greater than where we leap to.
I find things work much easier if I reflect on where I am going to, rather thank looking back at what is or where I am.
Focus on the good feelings that you will experience when you get to that next place. Perhaps it’s freedom, or better health, or ease of movement, or not being treated poorly by yourself or others. When we can get excited about the changes, we make it so much easier to transition.
No matter what, remember that life is a series of ups and downs and no one escapes this, so always be kind to yourself and when you need to, embrace the big leaps and trust in the process.