My Mind’s EyePosted: January 7, 2013
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened-
How much of your everyday experience is influenced by the expectations you place on the people and “things” around you? A rough percentage would do just fine, we’re not that picky. Also, how often do you notice when you’re projecting yourself in this way? How often are you aware of your thoughts, emotions … Your mental commentary? The commentary that dictates your experience of being here “now“?
As we carry on through our Monday morning together, feel free take to a moment and notice how you compare what you see, hear, feel, taste and smell to the very “things” you’ve sensed previously. Oh, this is a good example: Groggy and clouded you manage to stumble into your local coffee-house. Do you notice the long queue first or the aroma of freshly ground, fair trade and organic Elephant Dung Coffee? Pay attention and take notice as to how your current decisions of like and dislike, love and hate, relate to intangible ideas from a similar experience at another time. Does your coffee taste better today due to there being no line? A pleasant exchange with a stranger …
Our thoughts and expectations impact the present moment and our everyday experiences in profound ways. So, are some things inherently better than others, or do we change what we see with our mind? We know, this “presence” stuff takes a lot of hard work on your part, so why not try being present with one sense each day this week? Gently ease into this stuff.
A mindful, peaceful and refreshing Warm Up consisting of the following:
Crocodile breathing, Sun Salutation and some tumbling/rolling about.
That’s it for today.
Be well today.