It’s the first Monday Mantra of the year (yay!) and I’m extra excited to share this post with you. This year, instead of making resolutions, I am committing to a set of lessons that I plan on digging into this year.
I’ve always described this blog primarily as a place for mindfulness. A space to explore thoughts and think deeper.
What I’ve realized lately is that my primary goal for this blog is to bare witness. To mindfully approach my days by observing, holding back harsh reaction, and allowing experiences to unfold without judgement.
And so, this week’s mantra asks us collectively to do just that. “I bare witness.”
In those moments when I struggle to step forward with confidence, I say this prayer to myself. Today I share it with you.
As I look out at the sky tonight just before dark it’s covered in a deep blue hue with a brightness that looks like someone is shining a flashlight at it. The moon is almost full and the air is light. I take a deep breath and am reminded of how good it feels to notice my lungs expand. I enjoy a calming moment as I get ready for bed, and I thought I’d share it with you too because well—I wish for a similar moment for you in the near future.
This weekend my husband will be home after a week away for work and we have a weekend packed with a balance of fun gatherings with friends and some downtime.
But first, it’s Friday Digs!
Do you want a fulfilling life? Stop trying to achieve your goals. I actually do mean that. Just maybe not in the way that it sounds.
I saw a headline over the weekend with an eye-catching title, “You will succeed if this is your number one goal.” It caught my attention immediately, but mostly because I was skeptical. Who is to say what succeeding is? What should my ultimate goal be, and who is someone else to tell me?
I’m not afraid to say it—I’m a fan of Train. Yes, the band. I have this memory from when I was a teenager of my Mom and I driving in the car and blasting Drops of Jupiter. It’s a great memory, brings a smile to my face every time I think of it. And, that’s a very roundabout way of bringing us to today’s topic—drops from the universe.
First things first, it’s 2018, happy New Year!
In the third year of GMG I’ll be laying out more content, guided meditations, and tools for self-connection. I am so grateful for your readership and happy to share this next year of growth with you.
I know it’s New Year’s and not lent, but as I look into 2018, my resolutions aren’t to add more to my to-do list, instead it’s to give things up—especially when it comes to self-talk.
I spent $300 on one shirt. And though that may seem extravagant, it was that action that helped me step into the power of my own self-worth.