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Monday, September 01, 2014

mindful monday: raw

Sunday morning I curled up in bed with Le Pug, his beloved and well-worn Teddy, and the latest issue of Mindful Magazine {pic above}. It was a tranquil start to a weekend that has stripped me bare emotionally. Leaving exhaustion, tears, and a soft, raw underbelly exposed.
Afterwards I savored a 2-hour meditation with Hugh Byrne and jotted down this reflection, "How do I bring wisdom, equanimity, and compassion into the world to alleviate suffering? That is the hope of these practices."

Ah, isn't that the million dollar question that we explore with yoga, too? Are these practices, Tranquility Tools, and green juices helping me live life authentically and intentionally with integrity? Can I be fully with what is happening with a sense of wisdom, equanimity, and compassion? This brings me to a mantra.

Nothing else is supposed to be happening right now. These are the words of my favorite mindfulness teacher, Gina Sager, who I get to study with the next few months at Tranquil Space. Next Sunday starts my second jaunt into the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course and it couldn't be coming at a better time. This work of Jon Kabat-Zinn is life-altering. No big deal.

May our lives be filled with ongoing moments of recognizing that nothing else is supposed to be happening right now. This moment is the most important moment of our lives. Feel into it. Deeply. Even if it isn't always pretty. Bisous. x

{To explore mindfulness further, join the "Mindfulness: Tranquility Within" e-course at anytime}

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Caitlin said...

I also had a raw underbelly type of weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne from NY said...

I'm so sorry to hear you are going through some trying times. Many hugs across the way.

I listened to Deepak's latest meditation about happiness last night. This blog is a transcript of each one, read what Oprah has to say about "Grace". Maybe you'll find some comfort in the words.

kimberly wilson said...

P.S. Not to worry, loves. Simply sharing the ebb and flow of life co-mingled with an interesting message from yesterday's meditation class and a mindfulness mantra. The raw underbelly will pass as all feelings and moments are in continual flux, right? Ommmmm x

kimberly wilson said...

Caitlin, sending love your way. I've found in tough times a hot bath, lots of sleep, and comfort food goes a long way! x

kimberly wilson said...

Dearest Lynne: Always love your hugs! Thank you for the link, I look forward to checking it out. My love to you and Ray. x