We are so close to the end of the month and I bet this has already had a significant impact on you. Assuming you’ve been following of course.
Today is a little different. It focuses on something we do without thinking… walking. We take the ability to walk for granted. And as someone who has been paralyzed and been unable to walk for weeks, I know all too well how much I took my health for granted.
So today, all you need to do is a little exercise in awareness. Simply notice the sound of each step you take and how each step feels. Simple
There is so much to be grateful for beyond your possessions.
As someone who has had my health taken from me quite brutally, suffering paralysis after a stress-related illness I know all too well how important good health is.
After that period of my life I have given thanks every day to my body for being healthy and all the things it can do. It sounds really simplistic and it is. But the quickest way to really feeling joy in your life is to give thanks for what you already have rather than focusing on the things you are missing.
Mindful March – Day 24 – Make a list of amazing things that you take for granted
Today’s task is one that is especially close to my heart. As a girl, I was always obsessed with the stars and the night sky. It was the place I would turn to and just get completely lost in wonderment. Taking the time to just watch the night sky especially for me is almost like meditation. It truly helps to make me feel grounded and puts so much of my life into perspective. It’s hard not to look at the stars and marvel at the existence of not just the earth but us as human beings.
To this day, I still get completely lost looking up at the night sky, trying to count the stars or imagining how far away some of those stars are. I know I’m not the only one that does this too. There’s something truly magical about the night sky and in the knowledge that even we are simply stardust. Absolutely beautiful if you ask me.
So today your task is to simply top and just watch the sky. Now of course if you wish you could just watch the clouds go by at some point during the day. Maybe in the morning when you’re drinking your coffee rather than watch the news, sit in silence and watch the sky.
It’s so simple but a truly wonderful experience that you can incorporate into your day.
Around the world, people are celebrating the simple act of being happy! Now doest that sound like a good idea. So today is simply doing something that makes you happy and celebrating whatever that may be.
Going out for dinner
Meeting an old friend
Visiting a museum
Getting a massage
Dancing around your front room
Visiting a comedy club
Curling up under the duvet
There are so many options today, and all you have to do is enjoy them. We live in a world that is so focused on the negative that it’s rare for people to truly celebrate happiness, so today is a wonderful opportunity to start to change that behaviour and enjoy our natural state.
Today we do something many of us will struggle with – the action is to have a device-free day. The stats around how often the average person picks up their device is shocking. In the west we are obsessed with our phones. Have you ever been on public transport and simply observed people? It seems everyone under a certain age has their heads bowed and buried in their phones. People are plugged in and tuned out to the world around them.
Whether it’s watching videos, scrolling through social media or listening to music – people seem to be constantly connected to their devices. The majority of people even use them in the bathroom – on the toilet! We have allowed these devices to take over for so many of us. So the challenge today… how far can you get through your day without using your device?
No social media, no text messages, no zoning out on your phone? And think of it this way, when you are taking time away from your device, try not to think about what might be happening. Just reconnect with the environment around you. Spend time with those you love, enjoy a meal, go for a walk, paint something. Whatever it is, just disconnect from you device and have a free day.
Really appreciate this meditation – I loved learning about the origins of the mantra, the meaning, and being given silent space to practice it. I also loved the closing of the meditation – thank you! I’ll be incorporating this into my daily practice.
RachelSeattle, WA, United States
This was incredibly helpful for me. Eye opening. Thank you.
This is wonderful! Very healing and calming at the same time. The mantra really gets you out of your own way and has an amazing effect. Thank you
MartieWeaverville, NC, US
Very good feeling after this meditation. Something you can do anywhere .
Thank you namaste
So beautifully done. The music, the sequencing, the resting at the end, and your lovely voice. Brought me to tears as my heart reviewed all the Beings that I wished to reconcile with. Thank you.
FredericBoulder, CO, US
Wonderful balance of guidance and quiet practice. Namaste ??
JudithPhoenix, Arizona, US
Thank you… this was a wonderful way to start my day.
MoiraBurnstown, Ontario, US
Plenty of neutral distractions to calm the mind. I continue to LOVE your Ho’oponopono meditation!
I like the time to focus on the mantra in my cadence. This was a great way to start the day, connected. Namaste’