The Task at Hand
You may also like
When I’m feeling stressed or out of control my guard goes up and I plan for battle.
Suddenly everyone is out to challenge my sense of security. I question my relationships, my work, and hyper-examine the actions of everyone around me because I’m convinced that they—in some way or another—are out to get me.
Paranoid? Dramatic? Totally. That’s what giving into the ego does to us.
I love to put my hands on chest. Right where my collarbone meets my neck.
Have you ever tried this? Like not at heart center and not in prayer, but simply one hand on top of the other at the top of your chest where a necklace might hang. It’s not the obvious place to rest your hands, but man does it feel good
Here is my favorite meditation for returning inward when I’m feeling stressed.
Think about it for a second. How many times in the day do you find yourself saying, “I want that”? From a new body oil, to a summer dress, a type of relationship or a new house. How many times do you catch yourself in the “I want” mindset? If you are anything like me, the answer is a lot.
Let me second this statement by saying, this shouldn’t be a shameful question. It’s just the reality of living a modern life in a modern world. (… and we are material girls– sorry, I couldn’t help it!) We want things. But our awareness of wanting those things and how we let that impact our day to day lives is part of living mindfully. Here are a few ways to look at your “I wants” from a mindful lens.