time to slip away

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Reminders of what you intend for your life- reminders done over and over, and in many different ways- can help you integrate your transformative practice into everyday actions. Sometimes even very simple reminders can help. Such basic acts as reading an inspiring book, listening to an inspirational tape, going to an educational lecture, chatting with friends around a fire, watching a great movie snuggled up with your kids, or even taking a leisurely bath can help transform mundane actions into deeply meaningful practices. And when steps are simple and easy, they become a joy rather than a burden. These types of reminders serve as cues, defined by psychologists as stimuli that, when perceived either consciously or unconsciously, elicit a behavior. For Brother David Steindl-Rast, this takes the form of simple physical reminders, such as yellow Post-it notes that he puts around his house to remind him of his own gratitude. For you, this might be a good fortune from a Chinese cookie or a particularly inspiring quote stuck on your refrigerator. Even very little things can remind you of who and what you are at the core of your being.

~Cassandra Vieten

do not ever, ever allow your soul to suffer from your own neglect…..

inquiry for today~   nothing is simple except the purity of your intention…..

what is innate to joy?

Mindfulness encourages you to break some of the unconscious habits of thinking and behaving that stop you from living life to the fullest. Many judgmental and self-critical thoughts arise out of habitual ways of thinking and acting. By breaking up with some of your daily routines, you’ll progressively dissolve some of these negative thinking patterns and become more mindful and aware.

~Mark Williams and Danny Penman

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