“How you start your day is how you’re going to live your day. And how you live your day is the way you live your life.” Louise Hay
Think about this for a moment. How did you start your day today? Was it with a rush of enthusiasm to embrace the day ahead or perhaps it was with great resistance to be awakened by the shrill sound of the alarm clock?
Is this a typical start for you? Could you imagine something different?
For me, I have cultivated a habit of awakening by the sound of the bird calls and the daylight beginning to show itself outside my window. I then take time to meditate, journal and read from one of my reflection books. I love making time for these practices. Before my day gets underway, I have already given myself some deep nourishment. This self care has woven itself into the fabric of my days and my life. These ways of taking care of me help give me a sturdier inner foundation to interface with the wider world and all of its fluctuations. This past weekend was a perfect example. My niece graduated from high school which was a joyous celebration. I was so aware of my mixture of emotion that coursed through my body. Happiness and pride mixed in with sadness. The crux of life played itself out in front of me. We are always participating in the richness of beginnings and endings. When I can embrace each experience from my own place of inner stability, it makes it much easier to ride the waves of change.
So how about you? Is there anything you may want to do differently upon awakening tomorrow? I plan to do just what I did today and what I have done for many days before this.