Whoa …


“Perhaps the most “spiritual” thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Sometimes words cannot describe all the colors, shapes, and intensity of one sunset …

Luckily, everyone in the civilized world,including me,  has a camera ready at any given moment to capture what we experience … or at least a version of it.

… and yet, how many other people had this same beautiful and inspiring image available to them, but did not see it?

As the wise master above suggests, sometimes the best thing we do is to notice … Which requires that we pay attention, look around, stop being busy, and become aware over a period of time of where we are and what is happening around us.  

… Not as easy as one might think.

If the thought of doing this instead of working makes you feel uncomfortable, you have just discovered a very good reason to do exactly that.

So what are you going to notice today?

Trying to slow down and pay more attention in the Heartland ….

John

Think About It …


“All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” 

Orison Swett Marden

… And so have the great women, I’ll wager:)

Working hard is commendable and sometimes necessary.    

Getting a good and deep education helps.

Wanting something more or better is essential.

Take these essential elements and mix well with some reflective time spent thinking about what your energy, knowledge and motivation may possible for you and other.  

Do not underestimate the power of thoughtful reflection ~ it’s the fuel that drives your dreams.  

Weekend coming … good time to sit and think a bit.  

Planning to do exactly that in the Heartland ….

John

 

See The Ocean …. Be The Ocean …


Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.” 


― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

Sometimes you just have to look at a picture and lose yourself in being in that picture.

 Watch the clouds move slowly across the sky …

Sense the gentle movement of the water …

Hear the wind blowing softly across the waves …

Feel the splash of the water and the glow of the sun …

Be with the ocean …

Relax …

Breathe slowly and deeply …

Repeat …

Mindfulness involves an element of stress reduction, a good dash of focus, and an unrelenting emphasis on just being in the moment, and not constantly evaluating the moment.

If you want to succeed in life, both personal and professional, you might want to learn a little more about how to do this ancient and yet very modern practice.

More is coming …

Today my Heartland is the Ocean ….

John