Today brought me great joy, in so many tiny and miraculous ways. Which, how NOT coincidental, is precisely what our message is talking about.
In the mindful consciousness, we are striving for that feeling of being here now. Knowing the moment, and enjoying it. No matter the outcome, no matter the physical situation of anything anywhere else. Just, to be is our goal.
We have not failed when we become distracted by a ringing phone, a barking dog, a chiming clock, or even a wandering mind. We’ve merely been reminded of our human-ness.
Bring it back. Call up that calm once more. See the small and important details. Tune in to the greater beauty of us all. We accomplish more in those tiny seconds of devotion than we can ever realize.
Remember, being joyful is its own perfect reward. We win when we see with love, and when we walk in beauty. We replenish and heal every time we take those quick few minutes to slow and be and care.
On our card altar right now, back within the regular rotation, this daily draw shows a gorgeous and soothing image, one I could just sit with for endless hours. It has it all.
Get your priorities straight.
When you know what’s important,
speaking your truth gets much easier.”
Whether it’s making time to be alone/be with others, saying yes/saying no, moving around/slowing down, once we have determined what is truly of the greatest importance to us, we WILL and CAN make it happen.
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
This illustration (the actual framed piece of paper) has many miles on him. I’ve carted the drawing around, hither and yon, over and back, in cars and trains and trucks and buses and bikes. Drawn by Christina Simonds, he’s helped me in ways that I can no longer count.