THE LAKE HAS MUCH TO TEACH US!
This morning on my walk, I noticed the mirror-like surface of our lake. It shimmered in the sun as its still waters created this aura of calm. As the walk continued and I got to the other side of the lake, it was noticeably different. A light wind swirled upon the surface of the lake and with it the lake came to life! It reminded me how quickly our inner lives and outer lives change constantly throughout the day. Perhaps you too notice the kaleidoscope of emotions at play within you. A moment of bliss can quickly turn into a feeling of sadness, disappointment or something else. This is where our Mindful Self -Compassion practice can be so useful. No matter if there is pure serenity or a light “inner wind” of distress, we can keep bringing mindful self-compassion to whatever we discover. This practice becomes the anchor to steady us while the myriad of thoughts, body sensations and emotions move within us each day.