As the steam rose from my morning tea, I noticed the message attached to the string. "Be kind and compassionate and the whole world will be your friend". Perhaps it would be helpful to include self-kindness in that invitation. Can we befriend ourselves today in each and every moment we live? As Thanksgiving approaches, it is a wonderful practice to actively bring a measure of self-kindness to as many moments possible!
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.