Living gently with gratitude even when life is harsh

Someone recently asked me how to live with grace when the world feels like it is “spinning out of control”.  How do you calm the craziness of an overactive mind and just have peace? There are all kinds of things we can do to stay centered and tuned into the Silent Center… but nobody said it would be easy.

And really, you’re a living human being. You’re going to have all kinds of experiences, and all kinds of reactions.  What’s awesome is to be really aware of your feelings, where they’re coming from, and rather than getting all twisted up in them, just feel them and observe them.

And no matter how your life looks right now, remember to start each day with an attitude of gratitude… not in a superficial way, but genuinely take a look at the wonders that you’ve been graced with..yes, even in times of crisis. Perhaps especially then.  Once you start this practice, it can change your whole life. Really.

Sit in silence for  few minutes.  Feel gratitude for this experience of living on planet Earth.

Do yoga or tai-chi and appreciate the flexibility and strength that you have today.  Dance.  Sing.  Play an instrument.  Do some gardening.  Create art.  Create beauty. Be kind.  And when you take political action – do it from a place of love.

Schedule a session with me if you feel the need of some guidance.  Drawing strength from each other is a good thing.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you feel the need… and then, when you feel ready, pass it on.

That’s how this works.

I LOVE this quote:

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

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