As my dog and I made our way across the damp, lush green grass of the nearby golf course this morning, a large headed hawk swooped by with a squirrel dangling from its beak. At first I was appalled and then realized this is the nature of life. In order to survive, this majestic creature must feast on nourishment just like we do. Something about watching this sight made me pause and feel the deep connection with all beings of this earth. Can you too sense this invisible strand that holds all living beings together?
Where is your mind right now? Without judging the findings, chances are you may have been thinking about something in the future or trying to resolve something from the past.
We are hard-wired to scan for problems and threats. Research shows that we spend about 50% of our waking hours in this state of mind called the default mode network.
There is another way though and that is with mindfulness; being present to more moments of your day without judgmentas you live them. Is this a day that you can tip the scales and be present more than 50% of the time to what is happening, as it is happening?? You may be surprised with how wonderful it feels to live more of your moments fully.