{at this moment: miracles}


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).


*Which came highly recommended by this wonderful soul
**Oh, and a big, loud happy birthday to this wonderfully creative friend!!


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  1. Oh, T. Beautiful post and just what I wanted to read here today. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the promise of miracles big and small and this taste of spring. I'm sending LovingKindness right back at you! XO

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  2. ((hugs)) my friend. Things were a little murky there, but spring is going to be good to us. I can feel it. 

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  3. Poignant and honest and beautiful! Theresa, I'm so glad that you're in my life -- and I'm also very excited about diving in with MCM. Confession: I couldn't sleep last night and took a sneak peek at day one. Now I'm really excited. xo

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  4. The feeling is 100% mutual.  Oh, I did the same thing! Like being a kid on Christmas. We're so bad. ;)

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  5. Lauren, can i please use your word LovingKindness too. It is a beautiful word! LovingKindness to you and T. xx

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  6. T, I can relate! I feel like I am always searching for my ah-ha moment too. This book sounds amazing, her earlier book 'Spirit Junkie' is on my wish list too. I have been doing a minfulness and gratitude meditation (guided by Loise hay) at night, it has made a huge difference to mt anxiety/fear-based nervous energy. But, it is a work in progress...
    I hope March is all that you hope it to be, and I wish you more of 'those' moments xxx

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  7. So funny, I bought the book a little bit ago after seeing Brandi's instagram pics. I barely started it when my insane work travel began so I set it aside until I have a chunk of time to really focus on it. But I love that you both have been so inspired! 

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  8. hello t,  i've been doing something of the same thing with jon kabat-zinn's "wherever you go, there you are" book.  and spending a little time each morning just being.  it really helps me to stay calm and in the moment during a busy day.  i'm happy for you.  

    the oscars - we loved when the "les mis" cast sang!!  we really enjoyed that.  (have "argo", no time to watch yet.  love the quote.)  joy!

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  9. I'm always on the lookout for such moments too.  Will be looking into this book- thank you for sharing!

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  10. Aren't we all looking for more happiness in our lives? Sound like the book is worth looking into it. Sometimes I feel that I (we all?) am so focused on the bad things in life, my shortcomings etc. that I stand in the way of myself to really appreciate what makes me happy and the things I am good at. Sorry for my rambling...happiness is just such a fickle little thing...

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  11. Haha, I didn't figure you were in a cult :) It's really easy to forget to look for happy, grateful moments when you're busy with life. Any little reminders are welcome! I think the book sounds awesome. Your outlook has the biggest effect on your mood, honestly. If you THINK positive, you'll FEEL positive. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, lovely! xoxo

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  12. just dropping by to say hi :) i've been taking some time off from my blog to prioritize other things. glad that i'm not the only one ;) hope all is well!

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  13. You know, that may be a revelation for me - starting the day on a positive note.  For more than five years of my life, I've woken up to the first thought of F*CK, THIS AGAIN - which is hilarious at first but then just sad after awhile.  I probably need more zen in my life

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