Did you happen to watch the lunar eclipse this past Sunday night? The site of it was beyond description. Witnessing the natural wonder around us helps remind us of our place in the order of things. When we are caught up in the worried mind, our surroundings can help gives us a wider perspective. Breathe in the goodness of the changing season as we wait for the crisp, cool air of autumn to arrive. Perhaps you have noticed some trees begin their process of changing into brilliant fall colors before they let go and swirl to the ground. What can you open up to today and at the same time, what do you need to let go of?
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.