I haven't been doing much writing here. I have been doing plenty of writing elsewhere, in my Moleskine to be exact. (Shh, don't tell my blog.) I am half way through May Cause Miracles, a book* that requires me to open each morning and close each night with a meditation. It is here that I've been devoting my time. The book promises subtle shifts to achieve more happiness.
I was skeptical.
However, here's the thing, when you wake up each day with the intention and promise to experience the day with mindfulness and gratitude and peace and love instead of fear, and you do this practice for 42 days straight, subtle shifts do happen. I have felt them and experienced them.
I confess, I'm forever on a quest for aha moments - big, mushroom shaped explosions of awakening. While those moments are wonderful, I am appreciating even more the subtle shifts - in my perceptions and acceptance. They seem to have longer lasting effects.
I don't doubt that most of us on this earth are on a similar journey. We all have struggles and we all have insecurities. We all want to feel appreciated and loved. We all want to feel connected to each other and understood. In this, we are all equal. And in these moments of equality, we truly see each other. I want more of these moments.
Happy weekend, my friends!
In case you were wondering: No, I haven't joined a cult. [smile] I know many of us have experienced a rough start to the new year. However, today marks the beginning of a brand new month; A month that ushers in spring, don't you know. As such, I just wanted to send you some LovingKindness (a beautiful word I learned from my friend, Lauren).
**Oh, and a big, loud happy birthday to this wonderfully creative friend!!